Spinach can be yummy and it is so healthy. I didn’t really like spinach when I was growing up, and I don’t think most kids do. But I have found as an adult that my taste buds appreciate flavors now that they didn’t when I was twelve and the Brussels sprouts made their way around the table. If you haven’t eaten spinach as an adult, you might actually find that you have acquired a taste for it. I love spinach myself and not just because I’m fond of the old Popeye cartoons.
- Spinach gets top billing on many super foods lists because the health benefits of spinach are blatant and well-documented.
- Spinach contains calcium, which is necessary for maintaining strong bones.
- Spinach is a rich source of Vitamins C, A, fiber, magnesium and folic acid, all of which are through to prevent cancer of the lung, breast, and colon.
- The folate in spinach can lower the level of homocysteine in the body, which is a protein that has been shown to damage arteries.
- Spinach has been found to protect the heart from heart disease.
- Flavonoids in spinach can protect you from age-related memory loss.
- Lutein in spinach can prevent cataracts and fight macular degeneration, which causes blindness. Lutein is also thought to stave off cancer.