Nutrition: Sneaking in the Spinach
by Kymythy R.
I’ve heard that
spinach is good for
me, but I don’t like the taste. Do you have a good recipe?
correct about spinach being good for you – Popeye was right! This
is loaded with good nutrients including protein, iron, magnesium,
zinc, enzymes, and fiber. It has a great calcium to phosphorus ratio
and is a
good source of vitamins A, C, E, K, and B. Spinach also contains a
of the carotenoid lutein, which protects cells from free-radical damage
must be obtained from food because it’s not made within the body.
consume a lot of leafy green veggies like spinach are 43 percent less
develop age-related macular degeneration than people who don’t
eat many greens.
Keep in mind that lutein is oil-soluble and you’ll absorb more if
you put a
little oil or fat on the spinach.
Popeye, forego the canned variety and purchase fresh spinach from the
Choose crisp, dark green leaves, avoiding those that are limp or
well just before using, as spinach is sometimes quite sandy. Store in
recipe so tasty that you won’t even notice the spinach or the
fact that all the
ingredients are good for you:
1 pound spinach
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon extra-virgin
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon each thyme
and garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
avocado; chop spinach, avocado, and tomato. Put all ingredients in a
processor and process until smooth. Makes about 2 cups. Enjoy!
R. Schultze is a Clinical Nutritionist (C.N.) and has been a
trailblazer in the field of nutrition for nearly two decades. For more
healthy and delicious recipes, check out her book “The Natural
Nutrition No-Cook Book: Delicious Food for You…and Your
Pets!” She is also author of the best-selling book “Natural
Nutrition for Dogs and Cats: The Ultimate Diet.” Both
books are published by Hay House, Inc. For more information go to www.kymythy.com