Back to when we were kids, we might have frowned at that plate of spinach, but as grown up picky eaters, this leafy green is a must-have! How’s that? Being picky about your food while being an adult means choosing the very highest quality, best nutrition available. Here are a few reasons why spinach at the top of the list.
What’s more diet-friendly than a non-fat, no-cholesterol, low-calorie food?
It doesn’t get much more diet-friendly than spinach. Spinach can be combined with other high-density foods to create a meal that’s low in calories and high in nutrients, like a spinach salad or stew. On the other hand, you can combine it with richer ingredients with a little less guilt.
Great source of phytonutrients!
Though not essential to survival in the same way vitamins and minerals are, these plant-based, naturally occurring chemicals play an important role in disease prevention. Since spinach contains several phytonutrients, it is thought to be an anti-inflammatory food that helps heart health.
A boost of iron daily
Just one cup of cooked spinach contains more than 6mg of iron. That may not seem like a lot, but that one cup covers about one third of your daily recommended servings, which is especially good news for vegetarians.
Naturally beautiful nails and hair
Spinach is dense with vitamins A and C, both of which act as natural beauty products. Vitamin A helps produce sebum, which lubricates our skin and hair! In addition to absorbing all that previously mentioned iron, vitamin C keeps hair growing strong with the help of the protein collagen. Vitamin C and collagen also make a great team for strengthening your nails!
A great way to enjoy your this wonderful superfood is by adding it to your smoothies. Just add a scoop of Elite Protein and you will get all the benefits above, while enjoying a delicious smoothie.
Go experiment! Try mixing it with our other smoothie recipes and mixed with Elite Protein:
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