Spinach is an abundant source of antioxidants. The vitamin C, beta-carotene, manganese, vitamin E, selenium and zinc present in spinach all serve as powerful antioxidants that fight the onset of atherosclerosis, osteoporosis and high blood pressure.
Spinach supports blood pressure health. By inhibiting the angiotensin I-converting enzyme, peptides inclusive in spinach have been shown to efficiently lower blood pressure.
Spinach supports good vision. Both antioxidants zeaxanthin and lutein are especially bountiful in spinach and protect the eye from age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.
Spinach supports your immune system. Vitamin A, found in spinach not only protects and strengthens “entry points” into the human body, such as respiratory, mucous membranes, intestinal and urinary tracts, but is also an important component of lymphocytes (white blood cells) that battle infection.
Spinach supports Skin health. The high amount of vitamin A within spinach also promotes healthy skin by allowing proper moisture retention within the epidermis, thus fighting keratinization, psoriasis, acne and even wrinkles.
Spinach supports healthy bones. Spinach contains vitamin K which can prevent excess activation of osteoclasts (cells that break down bones), as well as encourage the synthesis of osteocalcin, the protein that is critical for maintaining the density and strength of our bones.
Spinach supports the reduction of calcification. Vitamin K is an essential component of the process called carboxylation, that produces the matrix Gla protein that prevents calcium from forming in tissue. The consumption of spinach contributes to this process that fights atherosclerosis, stroke and cardiovascular disease.
Spinach supports the Nervous System and Brain Function. The wealth of vitamin K in spinach contributes significantly to a healthy nervous system and brain function by providing an essential element for the synthesis of sphingolipids, the vital fat that makes up the Myelin sheath that surrounds our nerves.