A healthy diet and a healthy plate should contain its fair share of vegetables. Some of them are incredibly healthy and some just healthy, but all of them should be on your menu at least once a day.
Following is a list of vegetables you simply cannot afford to ignore:
Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is an edible flowering plant in the family of Amaranthaceae. It is native to central and southwestern Asia. Known as the king of green vegetables, it is packed with health and provides a wide array of nutrients (including trace minerals such as magnesium). Edible after cooking, it can prevent several cardiovascular and bone related diseases.
For pregnant women, it helps in the formation of new cells. Don’t forget that freezing spinach diminishes its health benefits. The way to get the best from the leaf is to buy it fresh and eat it the same day.
It contains approximately 250mg of calcium per cup when cooked, however it is less easily absorbed than calcium from sources like dairy products. Spinach has a high oxalate content, which binds to calcium deeming it unavailable for use in our bodies.