The next vibrant food for our SmoothPoops dial in takes us to the good vibes of deeply saturated, and beautifully natural green Spinach.
Do you want to be strong like Popeye & eat spinach?
Do you even know who Popeye is?
My son sure does – super fun way to demonstrate to a young mind the health benefits of eating spinach.
Spinach is packed full of the good stuff we need to support good and healthy nutrition and gastrointestinal health.
Health Benefits – Eating Spinach
For our purposes we will bring the 1st fun factoid into discussion that is the empowering choice of spinach.
Spinach is an INSOLUBLE FIBRE.
There are two kinds of fibres. Soluble and Insoluble. Spinach, being an insoluble fibre proves to be an indigestible entity. It will sit in the gastrointestinal tract. It absorbs fluid and sticks to other byproducts of digestion that are good to go to be formed into the poops. Having an insoluble fibre in the system of your little one will hasten the movement and processing of the body’s waste.
This adds extreme value in supporting smooth bowel movements and preventing blockages in the gastrointestinal system. One cup of Spinach contains almost 4.5 grams of fibre which is equivalent to 17% of your recommended daily intake.
More Good Information About the Health Benefits of Spinach
There is a veritable alphabet of vitamins that are contained withing the green goodness of spinach. Spinach is ripe in carotenoids. Cartenoids are plant pigments that absorb light energy which the body can transform in to Vitamins A and C. Vitamin C promotes health and the function of your immune system, not to mention a powerful antioxidant!
Spinach is high in Vitamin K which is essential for the clotting of your blood and only one small spinach leaf holds over a half of your daily requirements. Vitamin B9 aka folate is an essential element to harness normal tissue growth and cellular function.
When I had my little guy in my belly, I was instructed to ensure I was getting sufficient Iron. Iron aids in creating hemoglobin, whose role is to bring oxygen to the body’s tissues.
Calcium is another win with spinach which is imperative for your bone health. Spinach is a magnificent source of this essential mineral as well as various other vitamins and minerals that include magnesium, potassium, vitamins E, B6 and B9.
Chock-full of goodness for the human system and a simple leafy green vegetable from the Earth.
Simplicity is the key to good living.
Spinach is a natural alternative to boosting one’s health and impacting the gastrointestinal system optimally.
Life can be all encompassing with the endeavour of invested parenting/care giving. Preventative health measures are very effective and very simple to implement. It is important to remember that simplicity is the key to good design.
Especially in a growing child.
Stay informed and keep it simple.