Today is Fresh Spinach Day, so why not make like Popeye and mark the occasion by incorporating more of this nutritious veggie into your diet!
Spinach is an excellent source of various vitamins and minerals, including folate, magnesium, iron, copper, and vitamins K, A, B2, B6, E, and C. Like other vegetables, it is additionally a good source of fiber, low in calories, and low on the glycemic index (a ranking of how carbohydrate foods affect blood sugar levels). The leafy green can help protect your cardiovascular system; keep skin, hair, and bones healthy; protect against cancer; and boost brain health.
To learn more about what spinach can do for you, check out one of the following blog entries:
• Another Reason to Eat Your Spinach
• The Time’s Ripe for Vegetables
• Vitamin K1 Slashes Type 2 Diabetes Risk in Half
Want to include more spinach your diet? Try one of the following delicious recipes!
• Spinach Salad with Strawberries
• Spinach Almond Casserole
• Sautéed Shrimp with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach
• Spinach-Stuffed Shells
Looking for a place where you can pick up fresh, local spinach in season? Visit LocalFarmMarkets.org to find a farmers’ market near you!
This blog entry was written by Senior Digital Editor Diane Fennell.