Spinach is a nutritional powerhouse! It provides more than 100% of your daily requirements for Vitamin A and Vitamin K. I would recommend trying a spinach salad with mandarin oranges, because the Vitamin C from the oranges will help the body absorb iron, another nutrient in spinach. Enjoy!
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Amy Jamieson-Petonic, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered on behalf of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Michael T Murray, Naturopathic Medicine, answered
A 1-cup serving of spinach has only 41 calories, but it is extremely nutrient-dense. It is an excellent source of vitamin K, carotenes, vitamin C, and folic acid. It is also a very good source of manganese, magnesium, iron, and vitamin B2. In addition, spinach is a good source of vitamins B6, E, and B1.
Spinach is considered a "super vegetable" because is a great source of vitamins A and C. Both vitamins are powerful antioxidants that will help your body combat diseases. Spinach is also an excellent source of folate which may protect against heart attacks and strokes. At the same time, this vegetable contain magnesium which may help decrease blood pressure.