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Food and Nutrition

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Lauren Binz

on 14 January 2015

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Spinach is also excellent for digestion!
. It eases constipation and protects the mucus lining in your stomach
. It also flushes out any toxins from the colon
. Spinach can also prevent ulcers from developing in the body

What is In Spinach?
How to Prepare and Cook Spinach!

Hidden Facts
Spinach is also great for your hair, skin and vision!
. It gives you quick relief from dry skin
. Regular consumption will improve skin health dramatically
. Vitamin A and C in spinach allows the scalp to produce more oils in order for hair to grow faster and healthier.
. And lastly the antioxidants in spinach actually protect the retinas from being damaged

. Spinach is one of the healthiest foods to eat and has an abundance of vitamins and minerals.
. Some of these include vitamins A,C,E,K,B12 and minerals such as zinc, copper, calcium, iron and magnesium.
. To make sure the spinach you have has all these incorporated in it, spinach that is dark and fresh is the best kind.

What Benefits Does Spinach Have for the Body?
. Spinach contains many flavonoids that act as antioxidants to prevent cholesterol from oxidizing.
. Folate, which is in spinach, has great benefits towards your cardiovascular system.
. Magnesium also helps to maintain your blood pressure so that is does not rise to an unhealthy state.

What Spinach Can Help Prevent
Since spinach has many vitamins, minerals and other substances that are extremely beneficial to the body it can help prevent many things.
For example: diabetes, bone problems, high blood pressure and even cancer.
Nutrition Facts
for Spinach

. Wash spinach extremely well
. Continuously soak and strain spinach until all dirt it gone
.This is important because if you leave spinach in water for to long all the water soluble nutrients will transfer into the water instead of staying in the spinach.
. Do not leave spinach to soak in water for a long period of time.
. When you cook spinach it actually increases that health benefits it contains.
How to Incorporate Spinach into Your Diet!
There are many ways to incorporate spinach into your diet and by doing so you will receive all the benefits it has to offer. You can do this by: putting spinach in smoothies, into meat, on top of pasta, into omelets, on top of soups, in pizza sauces and even as a dip on the side!
Simple Dishes!
Physical Benefits of Spinach!
Over all spinach is one of the healthiest foods one can eat because of its high amounts of vitamins and minerals. It also can prevent many illness and conditions so you can live a healthier and happy life.
Spinach Dip
1 cup of low fat cottage cheese
1 cup of light low fat salad dressing
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped onion

10oz of chopped spinach
2 tsp of parsley flakes

Place the first four ingredients into a blender. Blend smooth. Turn into bowl.
stir in spinach and parsley. This is good served warm and also cold. Makes 2 2/3 cups.

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