Spinach- a dark green leafy vegetable which is also known as Palak in Hindi grows up to a height of about 1 foot. This vegetable is slightly bitter but is considered as a superfood due to its nutritional, antioxidants and anti-cancer constituents. Its dark green leaves are used as ingredients in a variety of cuisines. It’s not only a rich source of iron but is also one of the principal resources of pigments, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Thus, it is a promising food with plenty of health benefits.
Consuming spinach helps to maintain bone health, aids weight loss, helps fight cancer, lowers hypertension, lowers blood pressure and boosts immunity. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and prevents anaemia too. But apart from all this spinach works great for skin and hair as well. Read below to find out how spinach can help you achieve flawless radiant skin.
Spinach is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin K. It helps to clear up acne and gives us healthy skin. If you are suffering from an acne breakout, then you should apply a spinach mask to your face. Blend spinach with little water and apply it on your face for 20 minutes, it will remove dirt, oil and inflammation from your skin, and will rejuvenate your skin. Simultaneously, consumption of spinach juice is effective for skin healing and prevents acne.
Protects from ultraviolet rays:
Spinach is packed with vitamin B which protects your skin from the harmful ultraviolet rays that cause sun damage, skin cancer and premature ageing of the skin.
Helps with ageing:
Spinach is loaded with antioxidants that destroy free radicals in your body. These free radicals damage your skin and cause premature ageing. Eating spinach regularly will maintain the youthfulness of your skin and slow down age-related degeneration.
Being rich in vitamin K and folate- spinach gives you a clear complexion by reducing acne, bruising on the skin and dark circles. The plethora of vitamins and minerals in spinach help you with dry itchy skin and provides you with a radiant complexion.
Vitamin A in spinach improves skin tone, whereas vitamin C plays an important role in the repair as well as the growth of skin cells. The antioxidants and nutrients in spinach even out your tone, making your skin look radiant.
In order to achieve a healthy skin, you too should make spinach your favourite food like Popeye the sailor man.