Dark green leafy spinach is powerhouse for nutrients, minerals and antioxidant. Having this you can cure many harmful diseases both with spinach.
Before knowing about the vitamins and minerals let’s see types of spinach
Types of Spinach
Spinach comes in three types Savoy, Semi-savoy, and Flat-leafed. Spinach grows best in cooler temperature. It grows about a height of 30cm.
It has crinkled leaves with low growth making washing leaves a chore. Cooler temperature is good for this type of spinach.
Unlike Savoy spinach semi-savoy spinach aren’t crinkly, so you can easily wash.
Flat or Smooth-leaf Spinach
It comes with broad and smooth leaves, making it easy to wash.
Spinach Nutritional Value
This dark green leaf has beta-carotene, an antioxidant which helps skin to repair its cells. Also helps in slowing down cancer cells. Spinach has bunch of nutritional values which are listed below.
Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Manganese ,Folate ,Magnesium0, Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Calcium, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Trytophan, Vitamin E, Dietary Fiber, Copper, Vitamin B1, Protein, Phosphorous, Zinc, Omega-3 Fatty Avids, Vitamin B3, Selenium.
Benefits of Spinach for Skin
We all crave for healthy and glowing skin. Like other body parts skin contains cells, to keep having a glowing skin you must provide required amount of nutrients.
Spinach helps rejuvenating and refreshing skin when used has face mask. Mix blended spinach with little water and apply it on your face for about 20 minutes. Taking spinach in liquid form is more preferred. Procedure to make spinach and vegetable juice is mix half tomato, ¼ cucumbers, one carrot, one celery, half red pepper, half cup cabbage, one green onion and a handful of spinach. Blend these vitamin rich ingredients and drink daily.
Our body is made of 80% of water. Cells need enough amount of water to function properly. Taking enough amount of water will help you develop strong immune system to fight diseases. Spinach is has rich amount of water content in it. Take it in cooked or juice form and you’re providing enough amount of water for your body.
Spinach is rich source of vitamin A and vitamin C. Vitamin A helps to keep smooth skin tone while vitamin C helps to build skin cells. Collagen present in skin responsible for skin elasticity and skin tone needs vitamin C and iron present in Spinach.
Spinach contains antioxidants which help to reduce cancer cell growth.
Vitamin K and folates in spinach reduce diseases like acne, dry skin and stretch marks making skin clear. Your skin glows when you provide rich amount of vitamins. No it won’t make you white if you’re black.
Vitamin B in spinach helps you from harmful UV rays which cause skin cancer, premature aging and other skin diseases.