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spinach nutritional benefits  

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

spinach nutritional benefits
Popeye's favorite vegetable, cartoon sailor is indeed delicious disayur nodes. In addition to eliminating sluggish, spinach juice is useful to address a variety of gastrointestinal diseases, one of which peptic ulcers.

Spinach, vegetable plants known by the scientific name Amaranthus spp (in Greek, means everlasting amaranth) was originally known as an ornamental plant. However, as is known to contain a variety of nutrients, the plant was then promoted as a food source as well.

Plants of the Amaranthaceae family has about 60 genera divided into about 800 species of spinach. However, of the many types of it, spinach divided into two kinds of wild spinach and spinach cultivation.

There are two types of wild spinach, the spinach ground (A.blitum L.) and spinach spiked (A. spinosus L.). The main characteristic of wild spinach is red stems and leaves are stiff (Java: coarse).

Type spinach cultivation can be divided into two kinds, namely pull spinach, spinach Sekul, white or spinach (A. tricolor L.) and spinach or spinach snapper year. The characteristics of spinach pull rod is having reddish colored or whitish green, and the flowers out of the axillary branches. Spinach pull-stemmed red called red spinach, while the so-called white-stemmed white spinach. Spinach years or spinach snapper (A. hybridus L.) broadleaf characteristics. Spinach is kind of divided into two species, namely A. caudate hybridus L and A. hibridus paniculatus L.

Feature A. caudate hybridus L. leaved rather long with pointed toes, reddish green or dark red, the flowers are arranged in a long series collected at the end of the rod. A. hibridus paniculatus L. leaf base has a wide, green, long wreaths arranged regularly and in large axillary panicles.

King of Vegetables
Nutrient content of spinach so much. According to Dr. Seno Sastroamidjojo, contained in 100 grams of spinach by 21.0 Kcal energy, water 92.9 g, protein 2.1 g, fat 0.2 g, carbohydrate 2.7 g, fiber 0.7 g, ash 1.4 g , calcium 90.0 mg, 29.0 mg phosphorus, iron 3.8 mg, Sodium 131.0 mg, Potassium 385.0 mg, 4080.0 ug beta-carotene, vitamin B1 0.08 mg, vitamin B2 0.15 mg , 0.7 mg niacin, and vitamin C 76.7 mg. Because of this high nutrient content, spinach is often referred to as the 'King of Vegetables' or 'King of Vegetables'.

The content of folic acid and oxalic acid makes spinach can be used to help solve different kinds of problems. For example, lower cholesterol, prevent gum disease, treating eczema, asthma, skin care for the face, scalp, and hair. The most famous is treating the lethargy and lack of passion as a sign of less blood.

Moreover, the higher the fiber considerable influence why spinach good for our digestion. Thus, diseases such as constipation, heart disease, stroke, and problems regarding blood pressure and blood vessels can be overcome. However, in addition to benefits, spinach still has its limitations. Spinach weakness lies in the treatment process. We should not cook with aluminum pans spinach. Aluminum can cause toxic because it reacts with the iron contained in spinach.

More than that, we also should not eat vegetables if the vegetables are spinach than five hours had passed since cooked. And like other vegetables, spinach is also not good if cooked too long on the fire because it causes a lot of wasted nutrients.

And the most important thing to note is that those who suffer from gout and rheumatism. They should not be mengasup vegetables this type because it can cause intense pain and excessive uric acid relapse. This occurs because the purine substances in spinach is very high. Purine is then converted into uric acid in the body.

Various Potions Spinach
In addition to vegetables made clear, we can use spinach for medicinal uses. Here are some herbs spinach taken from various sources, one from the Atlas of Indonesian Medicinal Plants Part 2.

Constipation, Sore Gums, Gastric
Ingredients: - a bunch of spinach - a spoonful of honey
How to Make:
How I Clean spinach and cut the roots first. Enter the juicer. After that drink as much as half a liter of juice a day. Do it for a few days

Method II Once washed and cut, minced spinach until smooth. Add half a cup of lukewarm water and a tablespoon of honey. After that squeezed and filtered. Drink three times a day, each time a half cup.

Face Skin Care, Head and Hair
Ingredients: - handful Turmeric - a bunch of spinach leaves
How to Make:
How I Spinach cleaned, new blender. After that squeeze and take the water. Take turmeric after cleaning. Cut into small pieces and put into a blender. Add water as needed. Squeeze the juice of turmeric and leave the water. Mix the water extract of turmeric and spinach. Add a little warm water. Use to wash your face or hair.

Method II Enter a bunch of spinach that has been cleaned to the jucier. Use spinach juice to rub all parts of your face around the corners of the eyes, forehead, lips, and chin. Do this treatment for five minutes when you wake up in the morning and at night before bed. If necessary rinse with cold water.

Bronchitis, anemia, fever, Whitish, Lever Disorders
Materials - bunch of spinach - a spoonful of honey
Directions: Enter the spinach in a blender with a little water added mature. Squeeze spinach blenderan results and add honey to it. Drink once a day, one glass.

Stung by a bee, caterpillar fur, Lipan
Ingredients: - handful of spinach
How to Make crushed spinach and stick to the body that hurt or itch. Can also be fitted to make spinach juice and drink one cup once a day.

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