10 – Spinach for healthy hair
The vitamin A in spinach, otherwise known as retinol, helps to produce healthy sebum, an oily substance secreted by the scalp that keeps hair moisturized. Hair loss can be prevented by an adequate intake of foods rich in iron such as spinach.
Nutrients in spinach
Spinach is a fantastic source of carotenes, vitamin C and K, and folic acid. It’s a great source of magnesium, iron, manganese and vitamin B2. It’s also a very good source of vitamins E, B1 and B6.
Where does spinach come from?
Spinach originally came from ancient Persia and has been cultivated in China and other Asian countries as well as the Middle East for around 2,000 years. Spinach cultivation in Europe began in the eleventh century, when it was introduced into Spain by the Moors.
The Netherlands and the U.S. are currently two of the largest commercial providers of spinach.