Monday, March 5, 2012

Spinach: The PopEye Effect!

Spinach as we consume it currently is NOT equipped with as much nutrients as it was 60 + years ago. Nevertheless, there are still beneficial nutrients that can assist in eliminating free radicals, and purifying the blood. Spinach is high in vitamin A, some of the B vitamins.1, 9, 12 C. It is also rich in minerals manganese, potassium, phosphorus, copper, iodine, calcium, zinc and folic acid.

Now, spinach does have iron and whether it's a high source or not, that really doesn't matter. And whether our favorite cartoon power puncher got his strength from Spinach or not is up for debate. But WHY go through a battle of the ego's.  It can ALL BE... questionable, but in the end it's however, you/I perceive the nutritional benefits of spinach. One thing you'll discover in the field of nutrition and health, is there are many theories and hypothesis that can prove their point, but what matters the most is your emotional well-being before consuming food! You have to ultimately choose what feels good in the moment and provides your spirit and body with optimum energy.

Spinach is considered a Dark Leafy Green so not only is it rich in chlorophyll which is a natural internal deodorant in the body, but it provides the cells with high levels of oxygen, and purifies the blood. It also provides the body with vitality. With only 17 calories, 100 grams of spinach supplies the body with 5 mg of iron, 500 mg of potassium, 170 mg of calcium, 23 mg of vitamin C, 2 mg of vitamin E, 150 micrograms of folic acid, and 3500 micrograms of beta-carotene.

However, like with anything in this physical life, we must partake in things in moderation. Too much of anything other than LOVE and LIGHT can be unhealthy. Spinach has oxyalic acid which inhibits the absorption of calcium if over consumed. But my daughter and I LOVE spinach and we feel good, feel great, and we're making out JUST fine!

I will follow this up with one of my famous spinach egg omelette recipes! What a great way to get in your greens, and protein for a vibrant and fresh start in the morning!

Thank You for Reading and Listening
I Love U
Until the Next Discovery

Omena El, CHC
The Holistic Alchemist

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