PUMP UP YOUR PLATE WITH THIS HEALTH FOOD POWERHOUSE.
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Spinach and dark leafy greens like collards, chard and kale pack a hardhitting nutritional punch. Turn to them for:
Spinach contains high levels of vitamin K, which aids in the absorption of calcium and decreases the risk of bone fractures.
Reduced cancer risk.
The antioxidants in spinach and other greens can lower your odds of developing breast, skin, stomach and other cancers.
The high fiber content in leafy greens keeps your digestive system running smoothly and helps you maintain a healthy weight.
Better mental health.
Dark greens are high in folate and potassium, nutrients that are important for brain health, concentration and neural activity.
These veggies are loaded with the carotenoid lutein, which may cut your risk of macular degeneration.
The flavonoids in spinach reduce the inflammation and pain associated with arthritis and gout.
Steam or microwave to maintain the most nutrients in cooked spinach.
Wilted Spinach Salad with Butternut Squash RECIPE ON P.79