Not only does a spinach diet provide a range of defenses against obesity and diabetes, it is also a weapon to fight cataracts.
Spinach Vision Benefits according to the World's Healthiest Foods
Among the World's Healthiest vegetables, spinach comes out at the top of our ranking list for nutrient richness. Rich in vitamins and minerals, it is also concentrated in health-promoting phytonutrients such as carotenoids (beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin) and flavonoids to provide you with powerful antioxidant protection. Most of the flavonoid and carotenoid nutrients found in spinach that provide anti-inflammatory benefits provide antioxidant benefits as well. Given the fact that spinach is an excellent source of other antioxidant nutrients — including vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, and manganese — as well as a very good source of the antioxidant zinc and a good source of the antioxidant selenium — it's no wonder that spinach helps lower risk of numerous health problems related to oxidative stress.
Spinach to Conquer Cataracts
"Many people without diabetes get cataracts, but people with diabetes are 60% more likely to develop this eye condition. People with diabetes also tend to get cataracts at a younger age and have them progress faster. With cataracts, the eye's clear lens clouds, blocking light.". Source: Diabetes.org.
"Spinach is one of the best dietary sources of lutein, which makes it a particularly important food for the promotion of healthy eyesight and the prevention of cataracts and macular degeneration." Source: About Nutrition Facts..
Diabetes is an extremely potent disease and you should be cautious of unintended consequences in any corrective program that you adopt. Furthermore, I have no formal training in medicine and urge you to consult your physician and health counselor before engaging in a spinach diet and exercise program.
I have been on a continuous daily spinach diet for over three years. These articles describe my experience.
I conducted several experiments with me as a guinea pig to investigate the effects of spinach consumption upon urinary oxalic levels. The results described in this post did show a correlation of sorts between oxalic acid level and spinach intake. As a consequence, I still eat spinach daily, but have reduced my consumption to one pound per week combined with one pound of Spring Mix per week.
I recently posted an article about the amazing results of cataract surgery.
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