Spinach is one of the most popular leafy green vegetables. It has a very neutral flavor that can be mixed well with a variety of foods, particularly in salads. Compared to plain lettuce, spinach contains more omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin K, folate, potassium, and fiber. These nutrients are important for heart health, your eyes and skin, blood clotting, metabolism, lowering your blood pressure, and keeping your bowels “regular.” Try spinach raw or cooked. Add it to smoothies, salads, soups, pasta dishes, etc. It’s a great addition to nearly any meal and can help you feel healthier in nearly no time!
Colleen Forrest, RDN, LDN
Spectrum Health Services, Inc.