Spinach is delicious — my favorite green. It also is packed full of vitamins and essential nutrients, including vitamin K, vitamin A, folate, manganese, and much, much more.
It also has some major anti-inflammatory benefits, which is a BFD (big fuckin’ deal). Inflammation is the root cause of almost all chronic diseases, like cancer, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, etc etc etc. Anti-inflammatory foods therefore prevent these awful diseases and improve lifespan and lifelong health. Spinach has a variety of phytonutrients, which have been identified to have protective effects against inflammation. In fact, a study on adult women living in the late 1980s also showed intake of spinach to be inversely related to incidence of breast cancer. Pretty tight, eh?
These phytonutrient flavinoids also have antioxidant benefits — adding even more protection against chronic disease by combatting oxidation. Double the fun.
Added bonus? SPINACH TASTES SO DAMN GOOD. It’s like candy. Sort of. But, you can pack a smoothie full of spinach, and not get that super green-y taste, making it easy to feed to children and boyfriends.
So, while everyone’s all ‘kale, kale, kale,’ teach ‘em a bit about the big spin!
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