When I was a child we had a lot of spinach from the garden. Back then it was common to steam or boil spinach and serve it hot with butter, lemon and apple cider vinegar. I still make cooked spinach once in awhile, but I eat fresh, raw spinach leaves every day.
I put spinach in a salad, on sandwiches. . .
and once a day I fill the blender bottle with spinach and protein powder for a nutrition packed smoothie. . .
But why do I eat so much spinach? I am so glad you asked and I would love to tell you!
Spinach Nutrition Facts:
Spinach is high in vitamins A & C, fiber, potassium, iron and folate.
No fat and no sugar.
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Benefits of Spinach:
- contains antioxidants
- promotes healthy skin
- supports immune health
- improves health in bones and teeth
- can fight acne and skin issues
- strengthens eyesight
- improves digestion
- can reduce sugar cravings
- balances electrolytes
- reduces anxiety and stress
- builds a strong heart and kidneys
- prevents stroke and high blood pressure
- encourages growth of cells and tissues
Another great benefit of spinach is that has a very neutral taste so it can be easily added to recipes of all kinds. It even tastes great with a spritz of olive oil and a few shakes of salt and pepper.
Here are a few recipes I like using spinach: