Thursday, June 12, 2014

Spinach is amazing!!!

 Hi there! My name is Tracey Lindsey, instructor and I want to talk to you today about the wonderful veggie Spinach!

Whether it's a Spinach and cheese omelet. Spinach quiche.  Spinach and mango smoothie.  Spinach salad. Sautéed Spinach with mushrooms.  What’s the common denominator?  You guessed it, SPINACH.  This leafy green vegetable is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, magnesium, folate, iron, calcium, vitamin C, protein and dietary fiber. 

Do you want to live for a long time?  Eat this vegetable.  Spinach is considered a “heart-healthy “food as it is good for a healthy cardiovascular system and helps lower high blood pressure.

Need fiber? Well eat spinach.  Spinach is a great addition to your diet as a good source of fiber. I, personally, eat spinach on a regular basis just for this reason.  It helps promote a healthy colon system as well.

Have you heard of arthritis, osteoporosis, migraine headaches, and asthma?  Eat spinach.  Studies have shown that spinach has an anti-inflammatory agent that can reduce the risks of having any of the mentioned inflammations.

Are you an accountant, engineer, architect?  Well, the brain is needed to perform these job functions.  The solution. Spinach. Spinach has been linked to slowing the age-related decline in brain function. 

Worried about eating too many calories? Eat spinach.  It has very few calories and no fat. 

Want healthy hair?  You guessed it again.  Spinach does the trick.  Spinach contains folate and iron.  Folate aids in the creation of red blood cells and the iron helps the blood cells carry oxygen.

If you don’t know what healthy food to eat, then your best food choice is spinach.