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Popeye ate this leafy green to get big and strong: find out how it will make you strong, lean, and healthy.

  1. Cancer Fighter: Spinach contains 13 different flavonoids which have been shown to slow down cell division in stomach and skin cancer cells. Read more about cancer fighting foods in this book, The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen.
  2. Anti-Inflammatory: The neoxanthia and violaxnthin present in spinach play an important role in the regulation of inflammation.
  3. Antioxidant Packed: Spinach contains high amounts of vitamin C and E, manganese, and zinc. 1 cup of spinach contains 80% of the RDV of manganese which is vital to skin, bones, the menstrual cycle, and in cholesterol metabolism.
  4. Better Vision: The plentiful lutein protects eyes from cataracts.
  5. Vitamin A Okay: 2 cups of spinach contains over 100% of the RDV for Vitamin A. Vitamin A supports the immune system by strengthens mucous membrances, respiratory, urinary, and intestinal tracts and is a key component to white blood cells. It also provides proper moisture to the skin preventing acne and wrinkles.
  6. Vitamin K Fix: 1 cup of raw spinach contains 181% of your RDV of Vitamin K which promotes the production of osteocalcin essential for maintaining bone strength and density.
  7. All-Around Player: Containing over 25 vitamins and minerals, spinach is a nutrient powerhouse and can be added to anything. Throw it into your smoothies or eggs in the morning, have a spinach salad for lunch, or add it to soups and other cooked vegetables for dinner.

Some books I can recommend (including cookbooks) to help add more greens to YOUR diet are:
The Leafy Greens Cookbook – This cookbook has 100 easy mouthwatering recipes to help get greens into every meal. Not just spinach, but other greens too like kale, chard and collards! It is highly rated and also explains the different types of greens and how they benefit you.

Deceptively Delicious is a cookbook that helps you find ways to sort-of “sneak” veggies into your foods to help with picky eaters like your children! Kids are automatically attracted to foods that can be bad for them. With childhood obesity rates at their highest these days, the author wrote this book to help other mother’s feed their children a healthy, balanced diet.

The Healthy Green Drink Diet is a book that offers advice and recipes to energize, alkalize, lose weight, and help you feel great.

Happy Eating!

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