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Popeye Had It Right!

I have had a crush on this guy since I was a kid, and for good reason. He is fit and eats lots of spinach! This green leafy vegetable is one of my favorites and is a nutritional powerhouse. I love spinach so much and I am constantly thinking of ways to add it into my food or more like sneak it into food so my husband isn’t aware

Spinach is a very nutrient dense food. It’s low in calories yet very high in vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients. One cup has 7 calories and almost 1 gram of protein. It is one of the best sources of potassium and magnesium, a great plant source of iron, and contains bone density building vitamin K, dietary fiber, phosphorus, calcium, thiamine, vitamin A, folate, vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc. Wow, all or that!!! How you doin, spinach?

During your workouts, inflammation and stress is created in the body. Spinach contains anti-inflammatory agents which are beneficial in regulating inflammation and free radical formation. Of course eating a bag of spinach might not be an option right after a workout, so of course using Proven 4 Recovery Push can aid in your post-game/workout recovery.

Spinach is such a versatile food. It can be eaten raw or cooked. You can incorporate spinach in your appetizers, salads, side dishes, soups, quiches or sauté with scrambled eggs, casseroles, and blend into smoothies/protein shakes.

Spinach is one of the high pesticide containing foods, so if you can, choose organic.

TIP: if you notice that your fresh spinach is starting to go bad, don’t throw it out. Take that spinach and put it in a freezer bag and store it in the freezer. You can use it at a later date. I love putting this frozen spinach in my protein shakes or smoothies. Don’t worry, a handful won’t be strong tasting and it’s a great way to sneak in this beneficial vegetable.

What’s your favorite way to eat spinach?

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