Why is Spinach Good for You?

spinachEven Popeye knew that spinach was good for you. Like all green leafy veggies, Spinach is low in fat and even lower in cholesterol. It’s also high in the good stuff like niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese. Plus, it’s a bright, colorful addition to any plate.

A recent study on the relationship between the risk of prostate cancer and vegetable intake looked the benefits of eating spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, mustard greens, turnip greens, collards, and kale. Only spinach showed evidence of significant protection against the occurrence of aggressive prostate cancer.

Rich in vitamins and minerals, spinach is high in health-promoting phytonutrients like carotenoids (beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin) and flavonoids that are powerful antioxidants.

Just 1 cup of spinach provides 987% of DRI of Vitamin K and 105% of DRI of Vitamin A.

So follow Popeye’s lead: go make that salad with spinach!

 


Here’s an Easy Prep, Easy Clean-up Meal-in-One-Skillet:
Mediterranean Chicken with Spinach
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An easy, elegant, nutritious side to any meal: Spinach Salad.
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One bite will transport you to a place just shy of heaven:
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Is Chocolate…Good for You? Please Say “Yes.”

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For more eating and living well, read Dr Karen Latimer’s post:
 A Fitness Plan That Works.
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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."

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