Often hailed as a superfood, spinach is a great resource for many beneficial nutrients we need to maintain a healthy body. Not surprisingly, spinach has many benefits for your nervous system.
Some fun facts about spinach:
It is rich and vitamins A, C, and K, as well as B-complex vitamins 1,2,3,6, and 9.
Spinach is also the richest dietary source of magnesium, containing 79 mg of this mineral per hundred grams (20% of daily value intake).
Magnesium is important in protein synthesis, regulating neural activity and maintaining nerve function as well as regulating blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
Thanks to its high content of antioxidants and potassium, spinach offers a variety of neurological benefits, such as preventing neural or cognitive decline and boosting concentration, cognition, and neural activity .
While not a 'traditional' Thanksgiving food, adding spinach to your table this year is full of reasons to give thanks.
1. Thanksgiving Spinach Salad with Dried Cranberries, Almonds, and Goat Cheese
2. Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes with Spinach
3. Creamed Spinach with Parnsips