Health and Fitness Tip of the Week
Popeye was right after all, Eat more Spinach!!!
Not only does it contain anti-oxidants and bioflavonoids that help block cancer causing substances and processes it also is rich in Beta Carotene, Vitamin K, Folate and Potassium.
It is also important to note that spinach is not a good source of iron due to oxalic acid which affects absorption. However to increase the absorption of all of the nutritional benefits of spinach make sure you consume it with other foods source that are high in Vitamin C like tomatoes.
Cook your spinach to get the most nutritional benefits as it takes 2 cups of leaves to make a 1/2 cup cooked serving which means you can get more nutrition in and it also makes the protein easier to break down.
Source: Readers Digest, 2012, ‘Foods that Harm, Foods that Heal’
Disclaimer: This article is solely for information and educational purposes only and is not medical advice. Always consult a qualified medical professional before beginning any nutritional or exercise program, particularly if you suffer from any medical condition or have any symptoms that may require medical treatment.