Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Eat Your Colors - Green

The Benefits of Spinach

-Spinach is an excellent source of Vitamins A, B2, B6, C, E, and K.
-Spinach contains many different minerals, including magnesium, iron, calcium, copper, phosphorus, zinc, selenium, and niacin.
-Spinach is loaded with flavonoids (anti-oxidants), which protect the body from free radicals.
-Spinach promotes gastrointestinal health by protecting the colon from free radicals with its high contents of beta carotene and Vitamin C.
-Spinach contains a carotenoid called lutein that promotes healthy eyesight by protecting against several eye diseases.

Try eating a spinach salad this week and top it with purple onion, cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper, dried cranberries, cucumber, and a healthy dressing. You may be surprised at how easy it is to eat your spinach!

The Benefits of Kiwi    

-Kiwi contains Vitamins C and E and folic acid.
-Kiwi contains many minerals, including zinc, potassium, magnesium, iron, copper, chromium, and calcium.
-Kiwi contains phytonutrients, which repair DNA and work as anti-oxidants to prevent forms of cancer.
-Kiwi contains high amounts of dietary fiber, which reduce the risk of heart disease and heart attacks.

Eat kiwi as an afternoon snack, as a topping for yogurt, or diced in granola. The possibilities are endless! 

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