Benefits of Spinach


Spinach is one of the world's healthiest foods. Among the benefits of spinach are a vast amount of vitamins and minerals that can do great things for almost every part of your body. Spinach can be eaten raw, in salads or as a salad itself.



It can be used to make dips or cooked in a variety of different ways. It is also used in soups and casseroles. It is as versatile as it is healthy.

Spinach leaves are loaded with calcium which is good for building strong bones and teeth, particularly significant for people with the condition of osteoporosis.


Additional benefits of spinach

It also contains folic acid, vitamin K, vitamin C, iron and a lot of other vitamins and minerals your body needs. Not only can this vegetable help to protect your heart from heart disease but it is also great at helping to strengthen your immune system and is considered a natural cancer fighting food. The spinach is one of the few foods that can actively help prevent cataracts. It also contains fiber making it a natural colon cleanser with the ability to keep you regular.

It is also believed that spinach may help to lower blood sugar and is considered a natural anti aging food. It can also strengthen your muscles.

However, many tend to ignore spinach when choosing a vegetable for the fact that most people were served canned spinach growing up and never truly got a chance to enjoy spinach prepared in more appetizing and tasteful ways. Which really is a pity because spinach is not only good for you but it can be good to eat as well. There are many tasty ways to prepare spinach and here is a simple recipe that you can try.


Sauteed Spinach With Lemon

This simple sauteed spinach recipe takes about 10 minutes to make and is incredibly delicious.

Servings: 6

Ingredients:

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves of garlic finely sliced
20 oz of fresh spinach
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp ground pepper



Directions:

Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until lightly brown about 2 minutes. Add spinach, toss and coat and cover with lid and cook until spinach is wilted 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat; add lemon juice, salt and pepper. Toss the spinach so that it is evenly coated and serve immediately.


Note: You can use either baby or mature spinach to make this dish, whichever you prefer.

This sauteed spinach recipe may be served with any type meal but goes especially well with baked or steamed chicken.

Considering all the good things that spinach can do for your body and your health it is worth adding it to your diet. Many wonderful recipes can be cooked with this vegetable making it a wonderful addition for anyone who wants to improve their health.













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