Spinach

Spinach it’s not just for Popeye any longer.  Spinach is a bad mofo in the green world.   It is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants.  Good for the eyes, blood pressure, reduces oxidative stress, and cancer risk.  Spinach has some freaking cool superpowers like lutein and zeaxanthin, which function as a natural sunblock and are thought to play a central role in protecting the eyes against harmful blue light.  Kaempferol is an antioxidant that decreases the risk of certain cancers.  There are nitrates to promote heart health, Quercetin to fight infection and inflammation.  Let this green bastard fight cancer with all its bad ass sulfoquinovosyl diacylglycerol (SQDG) and monogalactosyl diacylglycerol (MGDG)

Too much good stuff?  Well here is why spinach can be fucked up:  if you have kidney issues don’t eat this shit, go for kale or arugula.  This shit has the highest oxalates known in the green leafy family.  You can’t even cook the shit out of it.  If you are on blood thinners check with your doctor to make sure you are okay to eat spinach in any quantity since it is high in K1. 

Here is the bad boys of the bunch shown in percent per daily value: 

Vitamin A – 56%,  Vitamin C – 14%,  Vitamin K – 181%, Folate – 15%, Dietary Fiber –  3%,

Total Omega-3 fatty acids – 41.4 mg

References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11880589

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12626691

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23497863

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21102328

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123746283000268

https://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2626/2

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17439396

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25711533

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8335871

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24383939

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