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Healthy Foods: Spinach

Why They're Healthy:

Spinach has remarkable abilities to restore energy, increase vitality and improve the quality of the blood. The fact that it is rich in iron is most likely the reason it can do these things. Iron plays a central role in the function of red blood cells which help in transporting oxygen around the body, in energy production and DNA synthesis. Spinach is also an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C and folic acid as well as being a good source of manganese, magnesium, iron and vitamin B2. Vitamin K is important for maintaining bone health and it is difficult to find vegetables richer in vitamin K than spinach.

Quick Tip:

Cooking spinach actually increases its health benefits! Just half a cup of cooked spinach will give you thrice as much nutrition as one cup of raw spinach. That is because the body cannot completely break down the nutrients in raw spinach for its use.

A Recipe with Spinach

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