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Wednesday 22 January 2014

Featured food of the day spinach

Spinach a true wonder food just ask Popeye. One of the healthiest foods in the world. Check out the recipe below at the fantastic website Simply Recipes which can be found here. Not all recipes are low carb, but a great selection nevertheless, of course many can be modified.

Spinach and cheese frittata

Most of the flavonoid and carotenoid nutrients found in spinach that provide anti-inflammatory benefits provide antioxidant benefits as well. Given the fact that spinach is an excellent source of other antioxidant nutrients — including vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), and manganese —as well as a very good source of the antioxidant zinc and a good source of the antioxidant selenium—it's no wonder that spinach helps lower risk of numerous health problems related to oxidative stress. Our blood vessels, for example, are especially susceptible to damage from oxidative stress, and intake of spinach has been associated with decreased risk of several blood vessel-related problems, including atherosclerosis and high blood pressure. (Interestingly, the blood pressure benefits of spinach may be related not only to its antioxidants, but also to some of its special peptides. Peptides are small pieces of protein, and researchers have discovered several peptides in spinach that can help lower blood pressure by inhibiting an enzyme called angiotensin I-converting enzyme.)

Spinach information from the Worlds Healthiest Foods site here. WHF is a not for profit goldmine of great food information.



Anonymous said...

That spinach does look a super food. Wilted spinach is nice as well.


Anonymous said...

Frittata's, you can add almost any vegetable to them. But that spinach and cheese recipe sounds very good.

Anonymous said...

Send some to Defren, it might give her the strength to post on ETYM.
She had plenty to say on DCUK before she was banned and made a lot of noise at the inception of ETYM but seems to have gone quiet.
Is the weight returning because of the crumpets and hot cross buns?