“Eat your spinach!” is a sentiment you probably heard growing up. Perhaps you’ve heard the same words coming out of your mouth as a parent. Since Popeye hit the cartoon scene in the 1930’s, pop-culture has bred the idea that spinach makes you stronger. While eating spinach straight out of a can won’t make your muscles bulge instantly,the Corona dentists from Dental Associates of Corona recognize that there are dental and overall health benefits of the leafy green.

Spinach and Health

You have probably heard about the high iron content of spinach, but the vegetable contains many more beneficial nutrients. Spinach contains 13 types of antioxidants as well as vitamins A, C, K, folate, calcium, protein, and fiber. On top of that, spinach only has 40 calories in one cup. The nutrients in spinach pack a powerful cancer-fighting punch. Spinach produces a substance which incites prostate cancer cells to self-destruct. Another compound in spinach prevents ovarian cancer cells from forming. Spinach also promotes cardiovascular health.

A Refreshing Glass of Spinach Juice?

Drinking spinach juice may not sound like the most refreshing way to quench your thirst. However, studies show spinach juice has the potential to enhance your oral health. Spinach juice may prevent gum disease and cavities according to one research study. Because the juice from spinach offers so many concentrated nutrients, scientists are trying to find ways to isolate the extract and utilize it for toothpastes and mouthwashes in the future.

Visit your Corona Dentists

Dental Associates of Corona can provide your six month checkups as well as treatments for dental  cavities and gum disease. We provide comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages, as well as multi-specialty dentistry. Contact our 92879 dentist office by calling (951) 273-9580 to schedule an appointment today. We welcome patients from Corona and all neighboring communities.