What you need to know: This age-old superfood continues to surprise us with its health-promoting qualities, offering the ability to improve digestion, protect against cancer and ensure a healthy pregnancy. Spinach leaves are one of the richest sources of vitamin K, essential for blood clotting and bone health, and vitamin A, which is needed for vision, a strong immune system and reproduction.
Why you should try it: Although all fruits and vegetables contain a wide range of nutrients, spinach is particularly rich. With over a dozen different flavonoid compounds, research has shown spinach to have potent anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects on the body. Studies have demonstrated its ability to slow the growth of cancer cells in the stomach and reduce the incidence of certain skin cancers. There is also promise in its effectiveness against prostate cancer.
Let’s get together: This little leafy green is also one of the most versatile veggies around! From the decadent (and 100% vegan!) Spinach Artichoke Dip from Cafe Gratitude to Julie Morris’ Mint Chip Green Superfood Smoothie, we always keep spinach on hand. And when we’re feeling less inclined to work in the kitchen, we know we can always turn to Pressed Juicery’s line of fresh-pressed Greens juices – the easiest, most portable way to get our daily spinach therapy.