Spinach

🌱Spinach is not just for Popeye

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Ok, it also won't miraculously give you bulging biceps either, but what it will do for you is this:

Spinach is considered to be one of the world’s current healthiest foods, and recent researchers have been identifying more than a dozen different types of flavonoid antioxidants alone in this one super veggie.

🌱That means it's a great food source to help with the ageing process and help antiageing. Because antioxidants and flavonoids assist in fighting free radicals which assist in the ageing process.

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🌱Spinach is also packed with other wonderful vitamins K, A & C, minerals such as manganese, zinc and selenium and essential nutrients too. It's also rich in folate and fibre so is a good source of Pre-biotic for a healthy gut, healthy skin and keep our brain healthy too.

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The nutrition value of 🌱Spinach also has powerful anti-inflammatory abilities which help to fight disease in the body, there are many superfoods available these days but it has to be said, it is easily one of the most nutrient-rich foods in existence and so versatile, can be used in smoothies, salads, steamed in muffins .......you can sneak this green goddess into anything you like.

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🌱It’s important to note though, that although spinach nutrition contains iron and calcium, these minerals are not absorbed so well by the body and spinach is thought to be one of the least bioavailable food sources of calcium.

This is because spinach contains absorption-inhibiting substances, including high levels of oxalic acid.

Oxalic acid molecules also referred to as oxalates, are a type of antinutrient that binds to calcium and iron in the body and prevent the body from actually absorbing them. sometimes there is always caution with certain foods and this is because one person's food is often another's poison, what's right for you is not always right for someone else, always listen to the response of your body with certain foods you eat

Share below how you like your spinach?

I love mine in my morning smoothies (I often use fresh or frozen) or in a simple salad with avocado.

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