Is Spinach Good For You?
This leafy green vegetable seems to be synonymous with good health, but is that true?
It’s native to Central and Western Asia and we think it’s a delicious and nutritious addition to salads, curries and everything in between.
Is spinach good for you?
In a word, yes! Spinach is a nutrient-dense and healthy vegetable to add to your diet.
Why is spinach good for you?
According to our researcher, Munjeeta, ‘spinach contains a slightly different nutritional profile when raw or cooked so we recommend a mixture of both. Cooked, you will absorb more vitamins A and E, protein, fibre, zinc, thiamin, calcium, iron and some important carotenoids. On the other hand folate, vitamin C, niacin, riboflavin, and potassium are more available in raw spinach.’
All of these nutritional values can result in an aided digestion, protection against oxidative stress, good eye health and blood pressure.
Our favourite ways to eat spinach
- Use it in salads along with your other go-to ingredients
- As greenery in your sandwich
- Add to your favourite smoothies or juices
- Make our Mac & Greens recipe
- Add to the top of a plant-based pizza
- Lightly steam, wilt or sauté
Keen to know more? Find out whether spinach does indeed make you strong here.
by Fabian Jackson
Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Interns who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.