Hey 90’s grownups! (Don’t be shocked, you are really now a grown up HAH!) This one’s for you. Remember Popeye The Sailor Man? (surely that made you reminisce about your childhood days, No?) Remember how Popeye used to pop open the can, eat spinach and becomes so muscular? Yes! It’s exactly where we heard about this green leafy plant. It’s the most popular green vegetable which is packed with countless nutrients and anti-oxidants.
What’s more? Spinach is super healthy to consume! We’ll tell you why.= in 3 Big ‘Green’ Reasons!
1. Clear & Refreshing Skin
All of you! Yes my question is for all of you! Aren’t y’all tired of daily face masks & facial treatments? We bet you are. Here’s a solution to ace that clear skin! Eat the green leafy plant! It’s rich in Vitamins including Vitamin A,C & K to repair skin from scars or sun damage, reduces inflammation and brightens your skin. So now you know what to include in your diet to have your face looking fresh, hydrated and bright without too much effort? Have spinach!
2. Spinach Helps In Boosting Vision Health!
It’s an excellent source of food that includes Lutein & Zeaxanthin which is extensively studied for it’s vision promoting effects.
3. Spinach – An Excellent Food Source To Fight Depression!
You heard that right. It has anti-depressant effects on a person. It reduces blood levels of corticosterone (the hormone involved in responses). You now know what to eat everyday! Tell your friends you’ll be ready for the movie day out tomorrow since you’ll be feeling good (after you eat some of that spinach!) !
And that’s not all folks…
Fasten Your Seat Belts, Mouth Watering Recipes Are On The Way!
We know most of you don’t like eating vegetables, especially spinach. Wait… that’s why we are here! Sometimes even Popeye can’t make us eat it.(giggles)
Spinach Parmesan Pasta – We’re Loving It!
A meal you can make when you don’t know what to cook for dinner! Quick & easy dish with only 5 ingredients.
Heat butter in a pot, mix em’ up with garlic, spinach, salt, pepper and parmesan cheese. Boil pasta and pour the mixture on it! The dish is ready! (Don’t forget to sprinkle fresh basil, chili flakes and oregano over it!)
You know what’s the amazing part? you don’t need measured ingredients… add em’ up depending on your taste!
One Pan Mushroom & Chicken Fillet
Fry chicken fillets in a pan then transfer it onto a plate. In the pan add butter, flour, garlic ,mushrooms & spinach. Cook the sauce and pour onto the chicken fillets! Your light protein meal is ready to eat within 20 mins!
Sauteed Spinach & Mushrooms!
Sauté Spinach with drizzles of olive oil. Add on garlic and lemon – the combined aroma is guaranteed to seduce your taste buds and add a vibrant and bright look to your meal! We know it’s not enough… so add on some mushrooms while sautéing…anddddd … don’t forget to sprinkle some cheese on top with a lil oregano! (Now you know what to munch while binge watching your favourite Netflix show, right?)
Now that you know how healthy spinach is, it’s a really smart decision to incorporate it in your diet. Well guys & gals, we know you’re smart enough! so let’s try to make fun dishes to munch anytime of the day. Don’t worry, we aren’t distracting you from pizza. Because you can add some sautéed green leaves over pizza too! (Haha, there’s always a solution to eating healthy, what’s your excuse now?) Whoops!
So grab the bowl of popcorns (ugh no… Spinach!) Now we know what’s on the menu for dinner tonight & what to cook when you’re super hungry late at night when everyone’s asleep and you can’t resist munching on snacks! Happy eating folks!
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