Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Spinach That Won't Make You Cringe

Growing up, I'm sure most of us cringed at the thought of eating spinach for dinner. Well, guess what-mom was right when she said spinach was good for you!
Turns out, calorie for calorie, this vegetable is an incredible power food. In fact, the nutritional benefits are so great, you can eat as much of this awesomeness as you like and still look fabulous. "Packed with folic acid, vitamins A, C, and E and a huge mix of antioxidants, it also contains flavonoids, which are thought to slow the cognitivie decline that accompanies aging", says cityhealth staff of the Healthy Utah Magazine.
Other health benefits include lowering blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart disease, anemia, and cancer risks.
Here are some recipes of some great smoothie's, that include spinach, next time you're wanting something sweet, and something incredibly healthy.

(Sources: Healthy Utah, Citihealth Staff, and UThealth.com.)


Teandra Everett said...

yea for green smoothies!