Health benefits of Spinach:
Spinach is simply crammed with nutrients while being low in calories (23 calories per 100g).
It’s rich in folate which is beneficial to all, but most important to young and pregnant women. Evidence shows that expectant mothers who eat spinach can aid the normal growth of the baby and the formation of the placenta, and young women who may lack folic acid can help replace it with this leafy veg.
Just one cup of raw spinach gives
40 per cent of your daily nutritional intake.
It’s also been proved folate contributes to good blood cell growth and a healthy immune system as well as protecting against blood clots, heart attacks and strokes.
Spinach has vitamin A which promotes healthy and clear skin and vision and vitamin C which aids the growth of healthy connective tissue to support the organs and also wound healing.
|Sat fat (g)||0.1||0.1|
|Vitamin C (mg)||130||120|
|Vitamit A (mcg)||1383||512|
Whatever your age, you can help protect yourself against numerous illnesses and diseases by eating a portion of spinach every day.
|Children||Helps establish strong young bodies and good cell growth, heals wounds
|Young adults||Wards off anaemia, can help with skin problems|
|Pregnant women||Promotes healthy foetal growth and cell growth in the mother|
|20-30s||Keeps skin clearer and fosters good vision|
|40-50s||Protects against heart disease, strokes and blood clots|
|60-70s||Aids with vision and avoiding macular eye disease, boosts immune system|