By Dr. Janet Brill
Remember Popeye the sailor? How he used to flex his muscles after eating that green leafy powerfood? Popeye was right. Spinach is a nutritional powerhouse. It is packed with not just potassium but magnesium as well – the minerals that lower blood pressure. Here are some of the other reasons why you should make spinach a regular part of your diet.
Spinach is low in calories, cholesterol free, brings blood pressure down and makes for a great heart healthy food. Besides, having spinach boosts your immunity and makes you stronger just like Popeye. So grab your can of this wonderful green veggie, gain strength and eat your way to great health.
To get the most benefit out of spinach, buy it organic. Prefer to buy the greenest looking spinach as it contains the maximum vitamin C. You can sauté up spinach with pine nuts, raisins and some olive oil. Or you can have it as a salad. Check out the nutritious recipe of spinach, apple and walnut salad. You can also blend spinach with other vegetables and have it as a juice or a smoothie.