Friday, February 18, 2011

9 Reasons Why You Should Add Spinach to Your Soups

While spinach (palak) is considered one of the 100 healthiest foods in the world, it is also among the top 10 foods that kids refuse to eat. It is an almost impossible feat to get your kids to eat spinach. We could advise you to try spinach soups; but we doubt there would be any considerable improvement in your kid’s attitude towards it.

So what can you do to get your kid to eat spinach? Well, we are simply going to suggest that you add large quantities of finely chopped spinach leaves to every soup you make. Your kids need not even know that you have added spinach to their soups. Just don’t mention palak anywhere, and you will see your kids enjoying a spinach-rich soup!

Read below to see why spinach is considered one of the world’s healthiest foods:

  1. Spinach is a rich source of vitamins A, C and K; thiamine; riboflavin; niacin; calcium; iron; phosphorous; potassium; copper; manganese; carbohydrates; and protein.
  2. Spinach is high in dietary fibre and low in fats.
  3. Spinach is rich in flavonoids that function as antioxidants and anti-carcinogenic agents. It helps lower the risk of cancers of the colon, prostate and breasts.
  4. Choline and inositol in spinach help prevent atherosclerosis.
  5. Spinach and alfalfa help stabilize blood sugar among diabetics.
  6. Spinach is effective against anaemia, tumours, constipation, ulcers, insomnia, obesity, neuritis, exhaustion, hypertension, bronchitis, osteoporosis, indigestion, and disorders of the kidneys, bladder and liver.
  7. Spinach also improves vision and strengthens muscles.
  8. It prevents cataract and heart attack.
  9. Spinach’s rich protein content helps in foetus development and growth of infants.

The benefits of spinach are too many to avoid including it in your family’s daily diet. And the added advantage of adding it to the soup is that it becomes easy to consume, and the nutrients are not lost while cooking. All in all, this is a great, healthy, and tasty way to add spinach to your child’s diet.


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  2. Nice blog filled with soup soup.,,,,,,,Nice work. happy yo follow you

  3. Wonderful writing ... I have everything at home, and will try it this weekend and also check out my video how to make Thai Red Curry –