Strong to the Finish: 6 Good Reasons to Eat More Spinach

Registered Dietician

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Spring is time for a whole new crop of tender vegetables, of which spinach is a standout. This leafy vegetable at some point became the poster child for what children everywhere thought was gross about green vegetables, which is a pity: As Popeye well knows, spinach is a nutritional powerhouse that not only has been shown to boost your muscle power, but tastes great.
Here are my six reasons you should eat more of it:
  1. Very low in calories and helps with weight-loss goals
  1. Filled with fiber for good gastrointestinal health and to keep you regular
  1. High in vitamins A and C, which make it good for immunity, skin, eyes and general health
  1. Good source of calcium without being a dairy product
  1. Delicious raw or cooked; spinach can be transformed easily to be used in salads, soups, pastas, main entrees, smoothies and even other desserts
  1. Helps reduce blood pressure and LDL (the “bad” cholesterol), so it’s good for your heart health
It certainly worked for Popeye:
What’s your favorite way to eat spinach?
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