How To Eat Spinach And Lose Weight Faster - 3 Curious Benefits
Are you wondering if eating spinach can help you lose weight faster? Let me explain these 3 curious weight loss benefits of spinach and how you can eat it to speed up your results.
It's no wonder that spinach has had such a wonderful reputation here in Australia for being a super food. Popeye was eating it all the time... And have you seen his forearms?
I've always been curious to see if eating more spinach could potentially have some positive effects on my natural weight loss, so I started including it into my daily diet.
I found that by including spinach into my diet, about 30-50g of raw or sauteed spinach... my food cravings actually reduced, I felt more satisfied in my meals and felt a lot healthier and energized.
But what really makes spinach such a super food?
It's loaded with vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K and a huge amount of Calcium and Iron per serving... Among many others.
Per calorie, spinach is among some of the most nutrient packed foods...
Spinach has been touted as having more calcium than milk and more iron than beef... But there is some dispute to it's bio availability being not as good... In simple terms, it's not absorbed as well as it's animal counter parts...
Ok, ok, but how can eating spinach help you lose weight faster?
Let's get into it...
1. Spinach can reduce your food cravings
Because spinach has a naturally occurring compound in it called thylakoids - it increases your satiety hormones, makes you feel fuller, reduces your hunger and curbs your food cravings.
This means that you're less likely to consume more calories through your day, leading to faster weight loss.
2. Spinach (1 Cup) Has Only 7 Calories
If you're focusing on counting calories, which I hope you are... 1 cup of spinach, which is about 30g, has only 7 calories... This means that you can get fuller, pack a bunch of extra vitamins and minerals into your body, while eating significantly less calories...
Eating less calories than your body requires per day, means that you can lose weight faster.
3. Spinach is easy to add to your diet