Spinach Helps Curb Your Appetite
Just one more reason to eat your spinach fresh! Or better yet, drink it in a blended fresh juice drink. The study, “Acute Effects of a Spinach Extract Rich in Thylakoids on Satiety: A Randomized Controlled Crossover Trial” found that taking a spinach extract compared to placebo reduced hunger for over 2 hours. The theory is that the thylakoids in spinach promote the release of the hormones that make you feel full (satiety hormones).
Spinach is very nutrient dense, low in calories but loaded with vitamins A (as beta-carotene), B2, B6, niacin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, omega-3 fatty acids, and the minerals calcium, copper, iron, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc. It is loaded with fiber, antioxidants and bioflavonoids. Here’s a superfood that not only boosts your health and energy, but will keep you young and protect you from inflammation and chronic disease. Most children seem to be very iron deficient. If you are not eating red meat, spinach is one of the best plant-based sources of iron .
You can read this great study here…