Remember Popeye’s love of spinach? Turns out, he was onto something because the nutrient-packed superfood is even healthier than you thought it was. These are 9 reasons you need to start eating more spinach right now.
It improves blood glucose levels
There’s a reason (actually, many reasons) why spinach is called a diabetic superfood. Just one cup has 40 percent of your recommended daily serving of magnesium, which can help regulate blood sugars. It possesses the antioxidant alpha-lipoic acid, which lowers glucose levels and boosts insulin sensitivity. Its low glycemic index keeps you safe from unexpected blood sugar spikes. Plus, non-diabetics can also benefit from these leafy greens. Researchers in England found that eating 1.15 servings (a little more than a cup) of spinach every day can reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes by 14 percent.