Spinach is one of the most amazing super foods out there. It’s a powerhouse of nutrients and contains very few calories and is naturally fat-free and cholesterol-free. It’s extremely versatile too – you can eat it raw or cooked, mix it in a smoothie, add it to a salad, or add it to eggs for breakfast. With only 27 calories per cup of the leafy green, it’s a diet-friendly food too. And it’s loaded with protein, iron, magnesium, potassium, folate and calcium as well as vitamins A and K. You really can’t go wrong with all of those nutrients!
In addition, spinach also boasts these health benefits:
- High in fiber – keeps you fuller longer
- Aids in digestion
- Helps prevent cancer and other diseases
- Lowers blood pressure
- Strengthens bones
- Contains antioxidants
- Enhances immunity
- Increases circulation
I love making a healthy salad with plenty of fruits and vegetables. My daughter likes to eat it straight from the container. And you’ll find it sauteed as a side dish at least twice a week at my house!
Ready to add some more spinach to your diet? These are some of my family’s favorite recipes:
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