4 – Spinach and cancer
Research has shown that diets high in dark green vegetables like spinach are linked to a reduced risk of several types of cancer. One study has shown that higher consumption of spinach to be associated with a lower incidence of breast cancer. Another study found that one of the antioxidants in spinach slowed prostate cancer in animal as well as human prostate cancer cells.
Scientific study has identified no less than 13 different flavonoid compounds known as methylenedioxyflavonol glucuronides found in spinach which function as anticancer agents.
How to cook spinach: The younger spinach leaves can be eaten raw, while the older spinach leaves can be roasted (8-10 minutes), stir fried (1-2 minutes), or steamed (3-4 minutes). Spinach is dramatically reduced when cooked; take this into consideration when cooking spinach.
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