Thursday, July 01, 2010

My Paleo Staples - Spinach

First in a new blog instalment is the venerable superfood Spinach. I eat fresh baby spinach on a daily basis. Mostly used in salads I also lightly stirfry it with scrambled eggs and use it as a bed for other meals.

100 grams of this wonderful green provides a modest 4 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein. It also offers 90% of the daily recommended values of vitamin A, 45% of vitamin C, 20% of iron and 10% of calcium.

An alkaline forming food it helps balance out my protein intake(cause it's all about balance)and also supplies a modest amount of Omega 3 fatty acids. It is available year round with a good price point and just tastes so darn good.

Maybe Popeye was right afterall...............

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