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.