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Natural Farmacy: Health Guide: Ingredients: Spinach: Health Conditions

Spinach  Spinacia oleracea
A very nutrient dense food, one cup of fresh leaves contains 200% of your vitamin K requirement. Vitamin K improves bone-mineral density.

Rich in the flavonoids that prevent memory loss.

Stimulates the body to produce the antioxidant glutathione which is known to block over 25 different carcinogens.

Maintains the firmness of skin and protects it from sun damage.

Promotes vascular health and prevents cancer cell growth. Clears cholesterol away from artery walls.

Cooked spinach is a better source of iron than raw. Serve in dishes with added vitamin C to enhance iron absorption.

Should be avoided by those on a oxalate limited diet.

Native to the Middle East and Asia.

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