Whats the health benefit of eating a lot of spinach?
A lot of the belief about spinach was down to a scientist who when recording the iron content put a decimal point in the wrong place, making it 10 times more than it is, and spawning the popeye tale. Spinach is still very good for you as a leafy green vegetable however, and it’s best cooked quickly so you don’t lose too many nutrients which leach out into the water. Raw is fine, but unless you buy organic, thoroughly wash first. Quick cooking (under5mins) does not destroy any significant amount of nutrients and aids your body utilising some of the nutrients. The key to good nutrition is a variety of fruit and veg though, because no one fruit or veg has a decent amount of what we need. For fruits, get the full spectrum of colours for complete antioxidant protection, and store in the fridge when ripe to help slow the loss of nutrients that occurs (-10% a day on average). Veg, generally you want green leafy veg like spinach, broccoli, kale, and additionally colourful varieties like carrot