Turning Spinach Into Beating Human Heart Tissue

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Spinach is a healthy addition to salads, smoothies and many other variations of cooking. Spinach is  packed with vitamins A, B2, B6, C, E and K, as well as calcium, folate, iron, magnesium and manganese. This is what we read and believe.

Would you be surprised to read about a  new research where scientists have successfully grown beating human heart cells on decellularized spinach leaves?  This is a first step toward potentially developing a plant-based patch surgeons could one day use to help repair damage caused by a heart attack.

The key ingredient spinach leaves contain to assist with blood and oxygen transport in the human body is a well-developed vascular network. The well-developed vascular network found on spinach leaves may deliver blood, oxygen and nutrients inside the human body one day.

It is fascinating possibilities for future plant-based developments in heart-related tissue repair. However, the best way still is to eat the plant and live an active lifestyle. Prevention is better than cure!

Read more: Mercola.com

 

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