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Spinach and Cancer

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It’s not surprising that spinach is a powerful ally in the fight against cancer. A number of studies have shown an inverse relationship between spinach consumption and almost every type of cancer. Researchers believe that it’s the rich supply of vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and phytonutrients that do the job. For example, spinach and its sidekicks offer rich supplies of glutathione and alpha lipoic acid – two critical antioxidants. These substances are manufactured in the body but as we age our ability to produce them subsides. That’s when spinach can make an important contribution with its ready-made supply of both glutathione and alpha lipoic acid. In addition to these to antioxidants, spinach supplies the carotenoids lutein/zeaxanthin and beta-carotene which play an important role in our body's anti-cancer defense systems.

 

 
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