Popeye’s favourite food offers multifold health benefits. It is a good source of nutrients, including vitamins A, B, C, E and K, and calcium, copper, magnesium and iron.

May Al Joudeh, dietician at Medeor 24x7 International Hospital in Al Ain, says, ‘Spinach can help reduce blood anemia. It helps in reducing fatigue, hair loss, boosts energy levels.’

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It has a high content of vitamin A, essential for cell turnover and rejuvenation in body cells, especially in skin, Al Joudeh adds. Cooked spinach is a source of vegan calcium.