A popular benefit of spinach is that it is believed to reduce cholesterol levels. As plants in the spinach family contain compounds like Tocotrienols and Squalene. That are likely to affect the mechanism of cholesterol production in the body. As a result, some research has conducted using animals. It was found that such substances in spinach may result in lower levels of total cholesterol and bad cholesterol.
Examples of studies supporting this property of spinach. It was found that rats fed a cholesterol diet plus amaranth seeds or amaranth oil had lower liver cholesterol and triglyceride levels. And when testing the injection of saline solution Squalene from spinach. Or the same amount of squalene from shark liver was given to rats on a high-cholesterol diet. Results suggest that squalene from spinach may be effective in lowering cholesterol levels by increasing the excretion of cholesterol and bile acids. Meanwhile, no results were found in rats given saline solution or shark liver squalene UFABET
Another study also found that amaranth oil was effective in reducing total cholesterol and bad cholesterol levels in rats fed a high-cholesterol diet. As for amaranth seeds, the results are slightly different. That is in addition to reducing bad fat, it also increases good fat. However, although the results of animal studies have show good results. But at present, it is still not possible to determine the benefits of this aspect of spinach in humans. Because a lot of additional research data is needed.