Posted on: 12.05.2023 Posted by: Drlark Comments: 0

Who doesn’t know about spinach! As kids, we watched Popeye chug down can after can of sensational spinachspinach to get big muscles and a burst of energy.

As we grew older, we learned that Popeye wasn’t too far off. Spinach is a great source of fiber, helps to enhance iron absorption, and is a great source of vitamin K, which helps promote strong, healthy bones.

But one of the greatest benefits is its rich store of lutein and zeaxanthin, two powerful carotenoids that have been associated with reducing your risk for cataracts and macular degeneration.

Specifically, a landmark study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that increased intake of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin was strongly associated with a decreased risk for macular degeneration. They found that green leafy vegetables such as spinach were particularly effective.

Whether you eat raw in a salad or lightly saut? with garlic and lemon, you can’t go wrong with spinach. I even add fresh leaves to my morning smoothie! It doesn’t affect the taste at all and I get a few extra servings of veggies!

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