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Weekly Nutrition Tips

Feb 2, 2013

Vitamins and Minerals

Spinach and strawberries are both excellent sources of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that helps combat infections. In addition, vitamin C works to keep your tissues healthy by helping heal abrasions. Maintaining a diet that contains adequate amounts of vitamin C may help protect your cells against free radicals. Both spinach and strawberries contain high amounts of potassium, a mineral that may help promote healthy

Eating spinach and strawberries together makes for a powerful nutrient-dense meal. One way to combine them is to make a spinach and strawberry salad. Prepare a bed of leafy greens, including baby spinach, romaine and red leaf lettuce. Top with fresh sliced strawberries. For an excellent source of heart-healthy unsaturated fat and plant-based protein, add unsalted, unsweetened walnuts to your salad. Sprinkle with low-fat crumbled goat cheese and fresh ground black pepper. Add a splash of balsamic vinegar. Toss and enjoy

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/549614-what-are-the-health-benefits-of-eating-spinach-and-strawberries-together/#ixzz2IkmKajCP

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