May reduce blood pressure
Spinach juice is high in naturally occurring nitrates, a type of compound that can help dilate your blood vessels. In turn, this may lower blood pressure and boost blood flow.
A 7-day study in 27 people found that eating spinach soup daily decreased blood pressure and arterial stiffness, compared with a control group.
In another small study, 30 people who ate nitrate-rich spinach experienced lower systolic blood pressure (the upper number of a reading) and improved nitric oxide status.
High in antioxidants
Drinking spinach juice is a great way to boost your antioxidant intake.
Antioxidants neutralize unstable molecules called free radicals, thus protecting you against oxidative stress and chronic disease.
In particular, spinach is a good source of the antioxidants lutein, coumaric acid, violaxanthin, and ferulic acid. drinking 8 ounces (240 mL) of spinach daily prevented oxidative damage to DNA.
Blending spinach into smoothies keeps your heart healthy. Spinach provides vitamin A and C, antioxidants that reduce cellular damage caused by free radicals in your body. These antioxidants prevent cholesterol from becoming oxidized, building up and sticking to your blood vessel walls, thereby decreasing your risk of heart attack or stroke. Factor C0-Q10, another antioxidant in spinach, strengthens muscles, especially your heart muscle, preventing and treating many cardiovascular diseases like heart failure, hypertension and coronary heart diseases.
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