If you’re anything like us, you’ll be spending your evening with Kate Quilton watching Superfoods: The Real Story on Channel 4. This week, Kate is testing the muscle-healing properties of cherries, whether dark chocolate is good for your heart health and whether spinach can really help your muscles grow ala Popeye. Whilst we can’t wait to see what experiments Kate conducts and what her findings are, we wanted to take a closer look at these three superfoods ourselves to see what properties they have, what nutrients they include and what makes them a superfood.
Spinach is an incredibly versatile and nutritious food. Whether you enjoy this superfood in salads, stir fries or whizzed up into a green smoothie you’ll be enjoying a host of health benefits. Not only is spinach a great source of iron but it also contains vitamin K which helps aid cardiovascular and bone health as well as containing a host of antioxidants such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, lutein and zeaxanthin which all contribute to eye and overall health.