In March we celebrate St. Patrick’s day by wearing green. But did you know that there is another ‘green” day celebrated in March?
March 26th is National Spinach Day. Spinach is a healthy leafy “green” vegetable loaded with nutrients and antioxidants. Spinach is low in carbs but high in insoluble fiber that may have benefits for digestion.
The antioxidants found in spinach may help fight aging and reduce the risk of cancer and diabetes, as well as suppress the growth of human cancer cells.
Spinach contains lutein and zeaxanthin, which are beneficial for eye health. Spinach contains high amounts of nitrates, which may help regulate blood pressure levels. This could lead to improved heart health and a reduced risk of heart disease. Maybe Popeye was on to something by eating spinach.