All About Spinach!
CentraCare Health - Monticello is commited to providing you with nutrition education to help you take charge of your health.
Our featured healthy food this month is Spinach.
Spinach is a good source of vitamins C and A which are rich in antioxidents and help reduce free radicals in the body.
Spinach can help aid gastrointestinal health. The beta-carotene and vitamin C in spinach help to protect the cells of the colon.
Lutein, a carotenoid found in spinach, can help prevent against eye diseases such as age related cataracts.
Spinach is an excellant source of iron.
Spinach is a versatile food. It can be eaten cooked or raw.
Spinach is a good source of protein, phosphorus, vitamin E, zinc and dietary fiber.
Spinach is readily available at your local grocery or farmers' market. Pick up some today!