If you are familiar with my Instagram feed you will almost definitely be aware of my love for spinach. I eat it most days in one form or another and during this, my low carb period, it has been an absolute meal saver. It’s so versitile and takes no time to prepare, I love making spinach and legume curries, adding the raw leaves to salads and even adding a few handfuls to soups and stews. With all the nutritional benefits found in spinach it’s very hard to say no to!
And as spinach is so low in, well, everything you can consume a fair amount of it without feeling bloated, full or guilty!
Here are the stats for 100g
It’s very unlikely that I eat 100g in one sitting, or even 8og to be honest. I usually stick to 30g which provides me with 0.4 Carbs / 0.2 Fat / 0.8 Protein / 9 Calories / 22.2% Vitamin A / 9.9% Vitamin C.
Here are a few more stats that might whet your appetite
Spinach is an extremely nutrient-rich vegetable. It contains high amounts of carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, iron and calcium.
Spinach contains high amounts of antioxidants and other compounds that may suppress the growth of human cancer cells.
Spinach has been shown to reduce oxidative stress. The antioxidants found in spinach may help fight aging and reduce the risk of cancer and diabetes.
Spinach contains lutein and zeaxanthin, which are beneficial for eye health. These compounds may help block or reverse the damage caused by sunlight.
Spinach contains high amounts of nitrates which may help regulate blood pressure levels. This should lead to improved heart health and a reduced risk of heart disease
And he was clearly on to something!
What’s your favourite way to eat spinach? I’d love to hear about it! Please comment below or check out Without_Cruelty on Instagram and leave your comments there ✌❤