Spinach – a super food
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Super Food: SPINACH
By Andrea Holwegner, Health Stand Nutrition Consulting Inc.
Deep green leafy vegetables such as spinach are good sources of beta carotene, fibre, iron, vitamin C, and vitamin K. They also contain folic acid, which is a B-vitamin which reduces the risk of heart disease and neural tube defects (spinal complications in a developing fetus). Spinach is also a great source of lutein, which is a phytochemical that prevents or slows macular degeneration which is a leading cause of blindness in the elderly.