Tag: Spinach

Low vitamin K may reduce mobility in older adults

Dietary sources of vitamin K include kale, spinach, broccoli, and other leafy greens. Some dairy foods also contain vitamin K. The investigators who carried out the study say that their findings “suggest vitamin K may be involved in the disablement process in older age.” They describe their work in a

Stomach ache? Try spinach juice demonstrates powerful antacid activity

People who have excess stomach acid can find relief in this leafy green vegetable. A study published in the Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine found that spinach (Spinacia oleracea), whether in the raw juice form or as an extract in methanol, can be used to neutralize excess stomach acid, which makes it

What you need to know about juicing cruciferous vegetables

Health-buffs advocate vegetable juicing, but research data warns that the practice might have goitrogenic, or goiter-inducing, effects. Does this mean you should stop drinking green juice or can you keep juicing to maximize your mineral and nutrient intake? Some studies have revealed that cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, kale, and spinach, may have

An excellent spinach substitute, jute mallow supports a healthy cardiovascular system

This plant from Africa can be the new – and slimy – spinach. Jute mallow (Corchorus olitorius), a traditional plant common in some parts of Africa, is an excellent substitute for spinach as it also supports the cardiovascular system. In a study published in the European Journal of Medicinal Plants, this plant was found

Close to 75% of conventionally grown spinach found to contain residue from toxic insecticides

Everyone knows spinach is good for you – or is it? According to the most recent tests conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), about three-fourths of all non-organically grown spinach is contaminated with traces of toxic chemicals, one of which is banned in Europe. The USDA analyzed 642 samples of conventionally