Kitchen Hints of the Day!

One of my all time favorite veggies.

My Meals are on Wheels

Popeye knew the value of Spinach, her’s some tips to remember about Spinach…

* Spinach contains more than a dozen flavonoids, which fight inflammation and cancer.spinach
* In addition to flavonoids and carotenoids, spinach provides vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, manganese, zinc and selenium, making it an excellent antioxidant.
* The high level of vitamin K in spinach helps maintain strong bones.
* Recent research has also found that spinach is especially effective at warding off several specific types of cancer. Lycopene and cartenoids can actually kill and prevent the replication of prostate cancer cells; beta carotene significantly reduces breast cancer risk throughout the lifespan; and flavanoids can reduce ovarian cancer risk by up to 40 percent!
* Crisp, dark-colored spinach — either the smooth variety or the thicker, crinkly Savoy — has the highest nutrient value. Avoid purchasing spinach that is limp, yellowed or slimy.
* Do not wash…

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At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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6 Responses to Kitchen Hints of the Day!

  1. ohiocook says:

    Thank you for the reblog!

  2. wrdwrk says:

    It is important to remember you cannot access/absorb all that spinach goodness if it has not been heated just a bit…literally a tiny bit of water in a pot…get it steaming…pop in the spinach just for a minute with the lid on and tag dah…health on a plate !

  3. New Journey says:

    What I love is how you can add spinach, (raw) to any dish and it really doesn’t alter the flavors just adds goodness…truly a wonderful veg….

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