Versatile Spinach

Did you know that raw spinach and cooked spinach have very different nutritional profiles?

According to Vegetarian Times:
Raw Spinach Benefits: [Raw spinach] is rich in many essential nutrients, some of which are more available to our bodies when we consume them raw. These nutrients include folate, vitamin C, niacin, riboflavin, and potassium.
Cooked Spinach Benefits: When you eat spinach that has been heated, you will absorb higher levels of vitamins A and E, protein, fiber, zinc, thiamin, calcium, and iron. Important carotenoids, such as beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin, also become more absorbable.
Getting a mix of both in your diet is a great way to keep variety in your life and increase your overall nutrition levels.

As an added #lchf bonus, you will get the extra benefit of a higher fat content (and deliciousness!) when cooking your spinach in butter.

I've taken to cooking most of my greens fried in butter with garlic and onions. So yummy!



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