Yes...Popeye had it right when it comes to eating vegetables, especially leafy green spinach! Food science studies continue to show that eating spinach helps improve health and reduce the risk of many health issues, from cancer to memory loss to strokes. Here’s just a short list of what makes Spinach a SuperFood!
• Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and strokes
• Protects against the occurrence of cancer, including colon, lung, skin, oral, stomach, ovarian, prostate, and breast cancer
Did you know that cruciferous vegetables such as kale, broccoli, and cauliflower have anti-cancer agents? According to Dr. Joel Fuhrman, all vegetables contain protective micronutrients and phytochemicals, but cruciferous veggies in particular have a special chemical composition: they have sulfer containing compounds that are responsible for their strong, bitter flavor. When you chop, mince, bend, or slice these cruciferous veggies, a chemical reaction occurs that converts these compounds into isothiocyanates, unique compounds with pr...