Our Favorite Recipes For National Spinach Day

The health world has experienced a superfood surge, with a great deal of attention directed at blueberries, kale, spirulina, nuts, olive oil, green tea, ginger, and turmeric. Lettuce not forget that spinach is one of the original superfoods! Sorry, but we had to sneak that veggie pun in there. Popeye, of course, brought spinach into the limelight because of the super strength he gained after eating it. Spinach does have amazing health benefits, but we don’t encourage eating it out of the can like Popeye did.

Do you know why spinach leaves are never lonely? It’s because they come in bunches.

Rich In Nutrients:

Spinach contains a wide variety of nutrients, including folate, magnesium, potassium, iron, calcium, and vitamins A, B2, B6, C, and E. This combination of nutrients works to decrease damaging protein levels in the blood, and helps regulate blood pressure levels. Spinach also contains lutein, which helps to fight macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in senior citizens, and cataracts.

Strengthens Muscles:

Spinach contains an antioxidant known as factor C0-Q10, which helps strengthen muscles, especially the heart muscles that pump blood throughout the body. C0-Q10 has been known to dramatically reduce the risk of hypertension, coronary heart disease, and hyperlipidemia.

Helps With Fetal Development:

Spinach contains folate, which is necessary for healthy nervous system development in a growing fetus. Spina bifida or cleft palate, in addition to other birth defects, has been linked to folate deficiency. It is recommended for new mothers to consume spinach for the vitamin A content, which aids with healthy lung development via breastfeeding.

We could go on and on about the many benefits of spinach. From reducing inflammation to aiding bone mineralization, spinach should never be omitted from your diet. To help you eat more spinach, we present you with some of our favorite spinach recipes.

The Popeye Special Green Smoothie:

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Could we really have an article about spinach and not include this recipe? The subtly tart combo of kiwis and strawberries is the perfect makes you unaware that spinach is even in your drink!

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Raw Spinach Avocado Dip:

The tastiest of dips sometimes require the simplest of ingredients. Get your dip on with one of our new favorite, heart-healthy dips.

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Raw Vegan Spinach Soup:

Containing one of the most revered spices in Indian cooking, this raw vegan soup helps to decrease bloating and improve immune function.

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Spinach Blueberry And Avocado Salad:

Channel your inner gourmet chef and dress this salad like you mean it. This salad is filled with vibrant flavors and nutrients, so dig in!

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One Pot Lentils With Quinoa And Spinach:

This is the perfect vegan entree that provides a lot of fiber, protein, folate, and other vitamins in one healthy bowl. Make yours today!

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Sources:

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/health-benefits-of-spinach.html

https://guidedoc.com/health-benefits-of-eating-spinach

2020-03-26T01:25:03-07:00