It's time to honour this beautiful, versatile and nutrition-packed food. Â If it is not something you're currently including in your meals, you no longer have any excuse to avoid it! Spinach is incredibly jammed with vitamin K, vitamin A, magnesium and folate. Â It is also high in iron, vitamin C and vitamin B2 to name a few. Â It is one of the top anti-cancer foods, and it contains molecules called "glycoclycerolipids" which are anti-inflammatory, and help to protect the stomach lining against damage.
Probably the BEST thing about spinach, given how nutritious it is, is how easy it is to include in meals! Â When you heat it, it wilts right down. Â Try it - toss a massive handful of fresh spinach into a pan with a little olive oil and watch it wilt to a tiny volume, delicious and flooding with nutrition. Â You can eat more of it without even realizing. Â Blend it into a smoothie with some fresh fruit, and although it turns the smoothie green, you will barely taste it (find a recipe here: The Latest and Greatest Green Juice). Â Chop it up and throw it on a homemade pizza. Â Toss it in whole grain pasta dishes. Â Eat it plain, sauteed in some garlic and oil. Eat it fresh in a salad. Toss it chopped in an omelette. Keep it in the freezer, and have vegetables on-hand all the time for ANY meal!
Hell, you can eat spinach for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Have I inspired you? Â It is the best friend of both the vegetable-lover, and the vegetable hater! Go get some. Just don't forget to floss. ;)