Ol’ Popeye got it right when it comes to the nutritional power spinach provides! This dark green leafy vegetable is perfect for any green juicing recipes and even a great addition to a fruit smoothie with bananas, strawberries, blueberries and almond butter. Our friends at Roots Juices, a fresh-pressed juice company based in Dallas, TX, provide some insight into the health kick spinach provides. Here’s what they have to say:
Spinach is the best source of choline, which improves mental function. It is one of only 4 vegetables that are high in Vitamin E. It is also high in lutein, which is known to prevent cancer. Vitamins A and C, as well as potassium, iron, and calcium are known benefits of spinach.
In addition, according to Health Diaries, one cup of spinach has nearly 20% of your recommended daily intake of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion and can help fight your cravings to overeat. Your body will thank you for throwing a handful of spinach into your next recipes for juicing at home.