Health Benefits of Spinach
Spinach is believed to be of Persian origin. By the 12th century, it spread across Europe and became a desirable leafy green known for good health.
It is well known for its nutritional qualities and has remarkable abilities to restore energy, increase vitality and improve the quality of the blood. Spinach is also an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C and folic acid as well as being a good source of manganese, magnesium, iron and vitamin B2. Vitamin K is important for maintaining bone health and spinach has plenty of it.
Spinach has a very high content of potassium and a low content of sodium. This combination of minerals is very beneficial for high blood pressure people as potassium lowers and sodium raises the blood pressure.
100 grams of spinach contain only 23 calories, 3 g protein, 0 g fat, 4 g carbs, 2 g fibre.
Health benefits of Sweet potatoes
Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin A, vitamin B5, B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, and, due to their orange colour, are high in carotenoids. They’re fat-free, relatively low in sodium and have fewer calories than white potatoes, but more sugar than white potatoes.
Sweet potatoes are one of the best sources of vitamin A. Vitamin A has antioxidant benefits, and is also linked to anti-aging benefits, cancer prevention and the maintenance of good eyesight.
Sweet potatoes are high in Vitamin B6, which helps to reduce the chemical homocysteine in our bodies. Homocysteine has been linked with degenerative diseases, including heart attacks.
100 grams of sweet potatoes contain 86 calories, 1.60 g protein, 0 g fat, 20 g of carbs, 3 g fibre.
Health benefits of Chicken
Chicken has dozens of benefits too. It is high in protein, gives good support to bones, boosts the metabolism, and so on. If you want to check more health benefits of chicken, check out my post here, where I share other interesting things about chicken as well as other recipe.