• Terry Miller

Important Veggies? Spinach!



Nutrition to me is such a very broad topic. I know it can be a daunting task to think about becoming healthy, I promise you it really isn’t! Nutrition is something you progressively develop as time goes on. I encourage you to take it step by step, learn one thing at a time, and you’ll begin to be able to apply each practical nutritional principle into your lifestyle with ease! One vegetable that we all know is good for you, thank you Popeye, is spinach!

Spinach can be eaten raw, cooked alone, in salads (which is just about one of the greatest meals), it can be added to eggs, sandwiches, and many dinner dishes. “Spinach contains several vitamins and minerals, such as potassium, magnesium, and vitamins B6, B9 and E. It also contains high amounts of carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, iron and calcium.”(Healthline.com "Spinach 101…”). Throughout the day I try to focus on getting the nutrients I need to keep my body functioning at its highest capability. Eating nutrient packed veggies, like spinach, helps fulfill not one vitamin need but multiple vitamin needs.

Living in the time period we are, we need to recognize the additional stress we are putting our bodies under. By merely keeping a full-time job, maintaining a social life, and adding the various stresses of life, we are putting our bodies into an overdrive. The organ that uses the most vitamin C,(which you need for immune health, balance of hormones, production of white blood cells, and bone development) is our adrenal glands. Our adrenal glands are constantly in overdrive because the amount of stress the average person allows themselves to be under, which means large volumes of vitamin C is needed to help compensate for the stress we are under!

What does this mean to us? It means we need vitamin C for more than just our adrenal glands, and taking one vitamin C capsule isn’t going to be enough for your body to perform at its best! So, eat some spinach! It’s high in vitamin C. Incorporate it in your favorite meals, and watch the benefit that it has within your body!

Cite:

“Spinach 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits.” Healthline, Healthline Media, www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods/spinach.

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