The Benefits of Spinach

Say what you will about Popeye, but he did a lot to raise the profile a particular superfood.spinach-super-food-lg

Spinach like many leafy greens contains more nutrients, calorie-for-calorie, than any other food. Case in point….

Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and betacarotene; minerals such as manganese, zinc and selenium are all powerful antioxidants that combat osteoporosis, atherosclerosis and high blood pressure. Lutein protects the eye from cataracts and age related macular degeneration. Vitamin K helps to maintain the strength of our bones and promotes a healthy nervous system. Vitamin A promotes healthy skin by promoting moisture retention which fights acne, psoriasis, keratinization and even WRINKLES! Spinach is also considered a cancer fighting food because of the flavanoids which slow down the cancer cell division rate. Even anti-inflammatory properties have been noted in our favorite leafy green!

Throw some spinach in your salad, pasta sauce, sandwich, SMOOTHIE (you won’t even taste it!), or one of these 1,232 recipes. It’s never too late to start receiving these amazing health benefits.


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