SPINACH CELLS FOR A SUPERIOR CEREBELLUM
“I yam what I yam, and that’s all what I yam.” It was Popeye that said it, and though we will not be discussing yams today, we will be discussing Popeye’s favorite food: Spinach! He used it to maintain his strong muscles, but spinach has other great uses as well. Recent studies are showing that just one serving of spinach per day will slow age-associated cognitive decline. In plain English, it can help keep your mind sharp as you get older.
The study believed Vitamin K is the reason, so spinach is not the only option. Other options include kale, collards, and mustard greens. But for today, we are going to focus on spinach! Here are a few ways to add a serving of spinach into your daily diet.
Sneaky Smoothies: For those that prefer fruits to veggies, smoothies are the easiest way to incorporate leafy greens. When making a traditional strawberry banana smoothie, just throw in a handful of spinach. The color will change, but the taste will stay the same.
Perfect Pasta: Sprinkling spinach on pasta is a simple way to get those nutrients in without a lot of effort. An easy way to include them is to add it to the sauce. It will blend seamlessly and, especially in red sauce, the texture is hardly noticeable.
Mixed Meat: When making burger patties, chop up some fine spinach and incorporate it into the beef. With all the other spices, it will not make a difference in flavor, but will definitely boost the nutrition!
Simple Salads: One of the most obvious ways to consume spinach is in a salad. Substitute your iceberg lettuce for a handful of spinach. Or, if the reaction to spinach is adverse, mix it together with iceberg or romaine.
Spinach provides so many health benefits! Follow Popeye’s example and ensure that your diet consists of at least one serving of spinach per day. For any questions about spinach or other ways to include it in your diet, give CORE Physical Therapy a call today!