The Power of Spinach

Confession here: I think I overdosed on spinach a while ago. Consequently, my body developed an intolerance to it. So, Ive been off spinach for the past four months or so. Anyways, I had spinach in my smoothie for the first time here and then again with this juice. Spinach and I seem to be on good terms again, so I guess I’ll introduce him to my friends.

Here’s why “I’m tough to the finish, ’cause I eat my spinach” (yes, I just quoted Popeye):

– It’s nutrient dense: a source of vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, folate and other B vitamins.
– This leafy green is also a good source of betacarotene and vitamin C, both of which may protect against heart disease, some cancers, and cataracts.
– Interestingly, dark greens have such a high concentration of chlorophyll, the green pigment in plant cells, which may be linked to their higher levels of nutrients. So when choosing greens, think darker = better.

Why I love spinach in my smoothies:
– Spinach has a relatively mild flavour (compared with, say, to kale), so it’s much much easier to sneak into recipes (sorry, kids).

I think I might see another overdose happening…