Spinach or Épinards


1 – Beneficial for Weight Loss: Spinach leaves help in weight reduction as it is low in calories and fat. It is very nutritious and has a good quality of fat soluble dietary fibre. This fibre aids in digestion , prevents constipation , maintains low blood sugar and curbs overeating.

2 – Anti-cancer: Spinach is rich in flavonoids- a phytonutrient with anti-cancer properties. Thus , it has been found to be effective in slowing down cell division in human stomach and skin cancer cells. Moreover , spinach has proven to be effective in providing protection against the occurrence of aggressive prostate cancer.

3 – Eye Health: Spinach contains antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin in plentiful which protect the eye from cataracts and age related macular degeneration. Spinach also contains vitamin A which is required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and essential for normal eyesight.

4 – Healthy Bones: Spinach is rich in vitamin K which is vital for maintaining bone health. It helps in building the muscle tissues as well as supporting the collagen growth.

5 – Lowers Hypertension: Consuming spinach is beneficial in lowering hypertension as some of its constituents help to reduce stress and anxiety.

6 – Relaxes the Body: Spinach keeps the body relaxed and completely stress free. It contains tremendous amounts of zinc and magnesium which enable you to sleep better at night , thus making way for more effective healing. Magnesium helps in replenishing your lost energy within seconds. A good quality sleep rests your tired eyes , thus relaxing your body as a whole.

7 – Antioxidants: The vitamin C , vitamin E , beta-carotene , manganese , zinc and selenium present in spinach all serve as powerful antioxidants that combat the onset of osteoporosis , atherosclerosis and high blood pressure.

Blood Pressure: Spinach have been shown to effectively lower blood pressure.8 – Skin: The high amount of vitamin A in spinach also promotes healthy skin by allowing for proper moisture retention in the epidermis , thus fighting psoriasis , acne and even wrinkles.

9 – Calcification: Vitamin K is a crucial component of the process called carboxylation , which produces the matrix Gla protein that directly prevents calcium from forming in tissue. Eating one cup of spinach contributes to this process that fights atherosclerosis , cardiovascular disease and stroke.

10 – Brain and Nervous Function: The abundance of vitamin K in spinach contributes greatly to a healthy nervous system and brain.

  • It is The Creator who has created the spinach with all it’s benefits. And The Creator who has created the fruits and vegetables specially for the benefit of mankind.

Allaah Ta’alah calls us to understand Him through His attributes and beautiful names, realize His Omnipotence and Majesty , call upon Him , and humble ourselves to Him.

To fully understand the depth and meaning of all of these beautiful names , one really needs to ponder and think about them.

AL-‘ALÎM The All-Knowing , is among the most beautiful names of The Creator.

  • It is The Creator who has created the spinach with all it’s benefits. And The Creator who has created the fruits and vegetables specially for the benefit of mankind.
  • The Creator is The All-Knowing.
  • The Creator is The Omniscient.
  • The Creator is The One who comprehends everything.
  • The Creator is The One who is intuitively aware of all things , even before they happen.
  • The Creator is The One who knows with certainty.
  • The Creator is The One whose knowledge of past, present and future is deeply rooted and complete in all respects.
  • He is The One from whom no knowledge is concealed.
  • He is The One who is aware of the complete details of all matters.
  • His knowledge encompasses everything in existence even before anything begins to exist.
  • Nothing at all can escape His knowledge.
  • He is The One Who knows what has happened and what will.
  • The knowledge of the unknown is with Him , and so is the knowledge of the Hour; He knows what the wombs bear , when the rain falls , what every soul earns , what evil intentions one harbor s, what worldly desires he/she conceals , when and where anyone will die.
  • He is the One Who knows the details of all things , the particulars of things , what one’s conscience and soul hide. Nothing at all , not even the weight of an atom in the earth or in the heavens , can ever escape His knowledge.