It’s a major source of vitamin A, K, C, E, folate, iron and calcium. Speaking of calcium and iron, spinach contains inhibitors that affect the body’s ability to absorb those nutrients; the veggie acts as an anti-inhibitor of these nutrients. There are various types of spinach the consumer should be aware of like savoy, semi-savoy and flat leaf spinach. What’s the difference?
Spinach does not have a long shelf life; it only lasts about eight days, after that many vital nutrients are non-existent. So just what can you do with spinach? It’s sensational as a side dish with many foods, but is commonly used in salads and embedded as a treat inside some dishes like stuffed pasta and various meats.
Once again, if it’s difficult to eat spinach as it is for many people, try getting your daily dose of the veggie in a smoothie. Go for a green smoothie that includes, granny smith apples, honeydew, limes, green pears and some baby spinach. It's tart, yet sweet and full of wonderful nutrients for the body.
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