Today’s food facts from Norton Plaza is about Spinach. It’s no news that leafy greens are good for us but why? And how? Well a few reasons actually!
Spinach is full of anti-aging antioxidants and pigments as iron which is fundamental in restoring our energy levels (there was some truth in Popeye’s love for the green!) Spinach is also a great source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, magnesium and vitamin B2 – the list never stops! The vitamin K (maintains bone health) is especially important as it is difficult to find this vitamin in such a rich form! The Chlorphyll (what gives spinach it’s deep green colour) has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancerous properties promoting healthy eye-sight preventing cataracts.
All that and it’s delicious!
Pick up some spinach for your next meal from Keysborough's favourite fresh food shop, Parkmore Grocer.