Spinach - tummy-flattening foods - Women's Health & Fitness

6. Spinach

Extremely rich in the antioxidants carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, which promote eye health, reducing the risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. Lutein is also thought to play a role in preventing colon cancer.

Also a fabulous source of the better known carotenoid, beta-carotene, which, in addition to its antioxidant potential, can be converted to vitamin A in the body. Very good source of dietary fibre, vitamins C, E, K, and B6, and thiamin, riboflavin, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper and manganese. Good source of niacin and zinc.