Celebrating St. Patrick’s day with a Green Spinach Smoothie. Adding greens into your smoothie is a great way to increase your dark leafy consumption.
Spinach is low in carbs but high in insoluble fibre. This type of fibre may have benefits for digestion. It is an extremely nutrient-rich vegetable. It contains high amounts of carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, iron and calcium. Spinach contains many plant compounds that can improve health. These include lutein, kaempferol, nitrates, quercetin and zeaxanthin. Spinach has been shown to reduce oxidative stress. The antioxidants found in spinach may help fight
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 antioxidants and other compounds that may suppress the growth of human cancer cells.
It also 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.