Health Benefits of Spinach & Broccoli

Spinach is best Vegetable that we can eat daily. It is loaded with tons of Nutrients in a low-calorie package. Dark, leafy greens like spinach are important for skin, hair, and bone health. They also provide protein, iron, vitamins, and minerals.

Health Benefits of Spinach

Broccoli gets its name from the Italian word “broccalo”, which means “cabbage sprout”.

We cam see Spinach Health Benefits,  when we consume it  in our daily diet.

I love Baby Spinach and use it a lot in my daily diet.

I started to drink Spinach Juice in February 17, 2018 in the morning and got so many health benefits from it. So it is long time since I am drinking this Juice daily without skipping a single day, because now I love this juice and will continue drinking it forever. ?

Baby Spinach Juice Recipe Video

Spinach is a versatile vegetable and can be eaten raw or cooked. It is available fresh, frozen, or canned. But I will recommend to eat it only fresh not canned one.

I also use Broccoli a lot in my daily diet. I make Broccoli Salad with the combination of Cucumber for dinner.

I also make Saag of Broccoli with the combination of some more Greens.

Spinach Broccoli Saag Recipe Video

Low in calories but packed with nutrients. Spinach is one of the many leafy vegetables becoming more and more prevalent on the salad bar. Its versatility makes it easily adaptable in healthy vegetable drinks and smoothies.

It is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, and considered to be very healthy.

1. Iron 

A lack of iron in the diet can affect how efficiently the body uses energy. Spinach is a great source of iron. Make sure to combine vitamin-C-rich foods such as citrus fruits(Orange) with plant iron; like spinach to improve absorption.

2. Good for Eyes health

Beta-carotene, in cooked spinach, helps boost eye health. It can also prevent vitamin A deficiencies, itching eyes, eye ulcers, and dry eyes. The anti-inflammatory properties of these Greens can also reduce the puffiness or irritation.  Since I’m drinking baby Spinach Juice daily, my Blurred Vision improved and my eyes health is better than before.

3. Spinach helps to Maintains Blood Pressure

Spinach has a very high content of potassium and a low content of sodium. This composition of minerals is very beneficial for high blood pressure patients as potassium lowers and sodium raises the blood pressure.

Folate present in spinach also contributes to the reduction of hypertension and relaxes blood vessels, while maintaining proper blood flow.  By reducing blood pressure and relaxing the tension of vessels and arteries, you can reduce stress on the cardiovascular system and increase oxygenation to the body’s organ systems for optimal functionality. 

Spinach has a very high content of potassium and a low content of sodium. This composition of minerals is very beneficial for high blood pressure patients as potassium lowers and sodium raises the blood pressure.

4. Spinach is Available all year Round

The best thing about Spinach is, it is all year round available in all Grocery stores. It is well known for its Nutritional qualities and has always been regarded as a plant with remarkable abilities to restore energy, increase vitality and improve the quality of the blood. 

5.  So many Benefits of Consuming Spinach in daily Diet

The health benefits of spinach include skin care, improved eyesight, regulated blood pressure, stronger muscles etc.

Doesn’t matter how we consume it, for example, we can use Spinach in Salads, Soups, Saag or drink also Spinach Juice daily to get so many health benefits from it. 

Health Benefits of Broccoli

Broccoli belongs to the Cruciferous vegetable family, which includes kale, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, cabbage, collard greens, rutabaga, and turnips. 

Broccoli originated in Italy, where it was developed from wild cabbage and has existed since about sixth century B.C. 

Many studies have suggested that increasing consumption of plant foods like Broccoli can help to Lose Weight Naturally, diabetes, heart disease, and overall mortality.

I have seen Kids love Broccoli, because my own two Sons and daughter in law include myself and my husband, we all love Broccoli in Salad.

Even Kids, who come to my home to eat dinner with their parents(family friends) they also eat Broccoli and ask their parents to give broccoli to their Schools lunch bags.

Broccoli is a great source of vitamins K and C, a good source of folate (folic acid) and also provides potassium, fiber. 

Amazing Health Benefits of Broccoli

1. Cholesterol Reduction

Broccoli is full with Soluble fiber that draws Cholesterol out of our Body, because the fiber in Broccoli helps bind with bile Acids in the Digestive Tract. So this makes excreting Cholesterol out of our System easily.

2. Broccoli is Powerful Antioxidant

Broccoli contains Antioxidants, which can help the Body in so many ways. Broccoli is good for Immune System due to Vitamin C in it. 

3. Detoxifies Your Body

The sulforaphane in broccoli sprout protects the aerobic cells from damage by inducing a network of detoxification enzymes. In addition, it also suppresses the inflammatory responses

4. Hair Care

Nutrients like vitamin A and vitamin C, found in broccoli, are great for keeping your hair Thick, shiny and  healthy.

These vitamins also counter dry hair by regulating sebum production on the scalp to naturally moisturize hair. This leads to less brittle and fragile hair and reduces hair loss. Aside from that, including broccoli in your diet also gives you lustrous hair.

How to Make Broccoli Spinach Saag?

Saag is the combination of some Leafy vegetables and you can Choose from such as; 1-Spinach(Palak) 2-Sarson Leaves(mustard leaves) 3-Bathu 4-And also Broccoli After trying and enjoying it many times, I found the Easy and quick Recipe to Make Saag that is not only Easy to Make, but also it is so delicious to eat. Even Saag has so many Health Benefits.

How to Make Broccoli Saag? Recipe Video

Ingredients you Need:

  • One Broccoli
  • Spinach Bunch
  • Tomato
  • Garlic Whole One
  • Ginger Small amount
  • Green One Chili
  • Salt according to taste
  • Coriander Powder Pinch
  • Oregano pinch

Instructions to Cook

  1. Wash Broccoli and Spinach and Chop it
  2. Grind in Blender-Tomato, Onion, Chili, Garlic & Ginger
  3. Put your pressure Cooker on Stove at Medium flame and put any Cooking Oil, then put all these Grind Spices and stir for two minutes.
  4. Now put Salt, Coriander Powder, Oregano Powder according to taste and Stir for one minute.
  5. Add Spinach and Broccoli, which you chopped after washing it thoroughly
  6. Add half glass of Water and let it stay on Medium flame for 15-22 minutes then on Simmer stove for 10 minutes
  7. Open the lid and put some Corn flour and grind it with hand grinder and it should be ready.

How to Make Palak Paneer?

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

Serves: 5

Ingredients We Need Are:

  • 2 bunches of Spinach, cleaned and washed in running water
  • 1 inches ginger
  • 5-6 garlic pods For Palak Paneer
  • 2 tbsp. Cooking Oil(Olive Oil)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 medium Tomatoes
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 bunches Spinach, make puree 200 gm Paneer, cut into cubes
  • Salt as per taste

Process to Make Palak Paneer

  • Roast Jeera and add puree of tomato, onion, ginger, garlic and green Chilli
  • Now add Puree made from two spinach bunches and stir
  • Add Paneer cut in Cubes
  • Stir and cover with lid. Stir after ever two minutes and it will be ready in 10-15 minutes
  • Serve hot with Roti, Chapati and Rice.
Health Benefits of Spinach & Broccoli

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