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Pros and cons of eating Spinach

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Spinach is generally regarded as a rich source of antioxidants and many vitamins and minerals and has been identified to have substantive healing attributes for critical organ systems including: eyes, skeletal and digestive systems and prostrate gland.

Many of the benefits of spinach are expressed in terms of reducing risk or damage. For example, spinach has been linked to decreased risks of oxidative stress and high blood pressure and other eye-related problems. Recently, spinach has been credited with anti-aging effects in vision, brain and cardiovascular function.

[adsenseyu1]There seems to be solid support for the premise that consuming spinach is generally good for you. However, opinions vary about the health repercussions of including spinach in a daily diet regimen. Here are the three side effects of eating spinach:

  • Spinach is high in oxalic acid, a chemical that can bind with iron and calcium and cause your body to absorb less of these important nutrients. To combat this problem, take in some vitamin C when you eat spinach; you can do this by having a glass of orange juice or a tomato whenever you eat spinach. Vitamin C will help your body better absorb calcium and iron.

  • The oxalates in spinach may interfere with the absorption of calcium, as well as potentially crystallize. People who have kidney or gallbladder problems may want to be careful about eating this green.

  • It’s possible that it can interfere with proper thyroid gland functioning, although cooking may reduce the goitrogenic compounds.

  • Gout-prone people may be affected by the purines in this food.

Remember, you should not eat spinach along with cucumber. This is because that the spinach is rich in vitamin c and cucumbers contain enzymes which can decompose vitamin c. So they should not be consumed together to avoid any interference.

Also, you should avoid having tofu with spinach. The reason for that is because spinach contains a large amount of oxalic acid while tofu has abundant calcium ions in its contents.

Moreover, Spinach should not be eaten with animal liver which is rich in some minor nutrition elements like copper and iron.

Here is the easiest spinach salad:

  • Large portion of fresh baby spinach

  • Tomato

  • Avocado

  • Favourite salad dressing

  • Salt

Pros and cons of eating Spinach


Cooking spinach  increases its health benefits! Just half a cup of cooked spinach will give you thrice as much nutrition as one cup of raw spinach.

Remember, the way best way to get the best from the leaf is to buy it fresh and eat it the same day.

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