Biologist Lyalina: spinach can prevent cancer and heart disease, nutritionist Strokov named 4 vegetables with a similar effect

Biologist Lyalina: spinach can prevent cancer and heart disease, nutritionist Strokov named 4 vegetables with a similar effect

The regular inclusion of spinach in the diet is considered a preventive measure to prevent cancer, emphasized the senior lecturer of the department physiology, human ecology and biomedical knowledge of the State University of Education, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences Irina Lyalina. This was reported by the portal

According to her, spinach is recommended for maintaining healthy bones, improving skin condition, and also for controlling blood pressure. This leafy vegetable also has beneficial effects on eyesight. It is important to note that spinach leaves contain a significant amount of substances necessary for the human body: fiber, necessary for the normal functioning of the digestive system, as well as vitamins K, A and C, and minerals such as iron, potassium and folic acid.
< br>“Due to its rich antioxidant content, spinach is recommended for the prevention of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Its leaves are also recommended for pregnant women, as they contain folic acid, which promotes normal fetal development,” added the biologist.
Nutritionist Igor Strokov specifically for MedicForum listed vegetables with similar properties.

“Several vegetables have properties similar to spinach in terms of health benefits. For example, the common kale. Like spinach, it is rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamins K, A and C, as well as potassium and folic acid. It also contains antioxidants , which contribute to overall health and the prevention of various diseases,” says Strokov.
Broccoli: This is another vegetable from the cabbage family that has many beneficial properties, including high levels of vitamins K and C, fiber and folic acid. Broccoli is also known for its antioxidant effects and ability to reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases.

Asparagus:This vegetable is also rich in vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins K, A and C, and contains significant amounts of fiber and folic acid. Asparagus also has antioxidant properties that may help prevent disease and maintain overall health.

Leafy green vegetables: such as arugula, chard, and parsley, contain many vitamins and minerals, including vitamins K, A and C, potassium and folic acid. They are also rich in antioxidants and can help strengthen the immune system and protect the body from various diseases.

MedicForum previously wrote about how to maintain healthy blood vessels without giving up fatty meat.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.