Thursday, May 31, 2012

Superfood - SPINACH

Sometimes I forget or simply don't know all the great minerals,vitamins and nutrients that natural and whole foods provide to nourish our body.

I've been putting spinach in almost every meal I eat so decided to look into to this mighty mean green leaf!

Here is a summary I put together and boy oh boy does this tiny friend pack a sackful of good stuff!

These %'s outline per cooked cup of spinach

All these different minerals/vitamins/flavanoids/antioxidants etc found in spinach hold the ability to prevent cancer, regulate inflammation, combat the onset of osteoporosis, atherosclerosis and high blood pressure, skin condition, promote a healthy nervous system and brain function....................ok I'll stop now!

If you don't already consume this fella...well go on! Eat it raw, steamed, sauteed, boiled or juiced! However you like, you can do just about anything with it!

1 comment:

  1. Another good post. I am actually going to start putting a serving of raw spinach in my protein shakes daily. I got the idea after watching a few videos on YouTube from some fitness channels, and it looked easy enough.