During my teenagers years, Popeye, with his odd accent and improbable forearms, used spinach to gain strength from them. Spinach contain iron, and, apparently, Popeye helped to increase the American consumption.
Its scientific name is Spinach Oleacia, and you can eat this vegetable in a salad, row or cooked, even though the best advice is to cook the greens for a better digestion. The iron is not the only benefit gained from spinach.
Benefits of the spinach derive from the content of vitamins A, C, E, and K1 as well as folic acid, calcium, and antioxidants as lutein, zeaxanthin, queretin, and caretinoids.
Radiant Skin Tone
Folate and vitamin K can reduce the prevalence of dry skin, acne, and stretch marks, minimizing bruising and dark circles. This leafy green is so rich in vitamins , that can be, also used to relieve itchy, dry skin, leaving a radiant complexion.
The beta-carotene is an antioxidant, which aids skin repair and slow cancer cells. The vitamin C promotes collagen Synthesis, aiding skin cell repair and growth. The iron is responsible for providing oxygenate the tissue.
The lutein and zeaxanthin fight radicals and reduce oxidative stress. The vitamin A in spinach can protect the skin from UV radiation. It fights oxidative stress occurring on the dermal layers and promotes skin health. The magnesium has the ability to heal wound, and skin’s infections.
For the purpose of skin improvement, we provide our spinach based soap, green in color and affecting the skin as you would use spinach, plus the oils that enrich the skin.
We also provide here a great recipe for a face mask and hair. Iron deficiencies have been linked to hair loss. Spinach, a rich source of iron, may help combat hair loss.
6 leaves of spinach blended with few drops of water
1 tablespoon raw honey
2 tablespoon squeezed lemon juice
Mix the ingredients together, and apply on face,
it will be sticky but leave it on for 20 minutes.
Have a great skin!