Spotlight on Spinach—Leafy Green Series
Leafy Greens!! Gotta love ’em!! Everyone says they are so good for you. So how do you eat more of them? Get motivated by reading my blog post series and check out the recipe links! Try out some of the recipes. Keep trying and looking for recipes until you find some that you like for a variety of leafy greens.
This week I am spotlighting spinach, one of the more well-known leafy greens. Spinach is high in vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, vitamin C, calcium, potassium and vitamin E. Spinach has been found to be helpful in preventing certain types of cancers. It also contains anti-inflammatory agents and many antioxidants as well. Because spinach contains oxalates, the same cautions are in effect for spinach as for chard and collards. It does help somewhat to cook the spinach to avoid this possibility of developing kidney stones, but better to just eat spinach in moderation.
Check out this discussion on oxalates here:
For almost everything you’ve ever wanted to know about spinach (including more in-depth nutritional information) check out this site:
Recipe LinksI have not tried all of these recipes. I can not vouch for their good taste. Also some ingredients may not be optimal. Please make your own healthy substitutions as needed. But for the most part I considered the ingestion of these (and all) leafy greens worth any small ingredient problems.
Have any favorite spinach recipes you’d like to share with my readers? Post in the comment section.