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Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Super Food

Popeye loves it, so does my little girl.

Spinach may be classified as a “super food” because it's packed to the brain with essential nutrients. Whether you choose a pre- packaged bag of spinach or a fresh bundle of leaves, you will reap the nutritional benefits of this delectable green. When making your purchase, select that is bright green in color with thin stems and leaves that are not wilted or spotted with yellow. Children may prefer baby spinach because the leaves are smaller and more tender than other forms of spinach. Eating spinach feeds a healthy body. It is a great source of calcium, folic acid, iron, magnesium, vitamin C and vitamin A. Spinach also contains lutein, which is important for healthy eyes. If you're a vegetarian, it's important to note that spinach contains oxalic acids, which can block the absorption of calcium and iron. You can remedy this by pairing spinach with other foods high in vitamin C, such as orange juice.

5 comments:

yenpart said...

love the spinach! I am training ds to love it too! have a great week!

liza said...

Thank you for your prayers Dhoy. We badly need it right now. Her condition is still the same, we're just waiting for her to go, we're just praying that she won't suffer much.

Have a blessed week.

Jona said...

wow a new discovery. i've never known how nutritious spinach is til i read this. i have been seeing this veggie in the grocery. I don't buy it coz i don't know a recipe with spinach. do you have any?
thanks for your visit.

DhoyM said...

@ Jona:
You can combine spinach with other salad greens to create a tasty, healthy salad. Also I usually add this when I cook shrimp sinigang.

Aronia Berry said...

Great post about superfood. Hey what about aronia berry? Even though it is still not that popular yet, like acai or pomegranate it contains health properties equivalent to them.

 

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