All About Spinach

All About Spinach

Spinach is no stranger to the health food world, but there are many uses to spinach that many don’t know about. It’s no secret that spinach is a superfood that is packed with vitamins and minerals, including iron, Vitamin K, calcium, Vitamin A, potassium and many others. Contrary to what Popeye believed, spinach doesn’t give you super strength. (BBC) But did YOU know that it does have numerous other health benefits?

Health Benefits

Spinach might be helping you more than you even thought possible! As per Organic Facts, spinach is believed to have the ability to increase energy, strength (not quite as much as Popeye), and blood quality. Spinach is also an anti-inflammatory, and could potentially protect against cancer due to its anti-inflammatory effects. Spinach may also help to improve skin quality and help to control hunger, fullness, and blood sugar levels. Other health benefits include better eyesight, lowered blood pressure, prevention against muscular degeneration due to age, increased bone strength, prevention against heart problems like heart attacks, increased neurologic functioning, and healthy development for fetuses and children. It may even play in role in lowering the risk of asthma. Its benefits all come from the rich assortment of vitamins and minerals that spinach provides. (Medical News Today)

How to Incorporate Spinach

So, now we know how good spinach is for you, but how can you incorporate it into your diet? Spinach is best when it is between medium and dark green. It’s vitamins and minerals are most prevalent when the vegetable is fresh. Spinach can be served raw, as in a salad for example, or cooked down and added to a meal. Raw spinach blended into a smoothie with other fruits and vegetables is thought to be the best way to consume all of the vitamins and minerals contained in the vegetable.
Need some more specific suggestions? We like our Spinach Salad. With quinoa or grilled chicken, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, tomato, mozzarella cheese, avocado, croutons, and Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette mixed in with spinach, you can’t go wrong. If you want a the benefits of spinach but don’t like the sound of our Spinach Salad, you can substitute spinach in for the greens in any of our 15 other market fresh salads! And don’t worry, our spinach is ALWAYS freshly prepared!

Super Greens to the Rescue!

Your search for a healthy (and delicious) restaurant is over! With a whole host of super green options on the STONEFIRE Grill menu, meeting your daily veggie intake is easier than ever.

 

How do super greens benefit YOU? Not only do they taste great, but they’re also filled with healthy and essential nutrients that our bodies require. Rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, they’re a meal component that can’t be missed at our healthy restaurants.

By incorporating a few portions of super greens into your daily diet, your body will benefit in multiple ways: boosted immune system, reduced inflammation, clearer skin and most importantly, more ENERGY! Who doesn’t need a little more of that?!

With all of these health benefits, you might be wondering, “Where’s the list of super greens?”  Listed below are a few super options that can also be found on the STONEFIRE Grill menu:

Kale
Spinach
Avocado
Cucumber
Bell Peppers
Arugula

We should mention that the ingredients listed above are also found in several menu items AND on our Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-Free menu. How can you go wrong? Enjoy these options in the following STONEFIRE Grill healthy menu items:

Golden State Kale
Spinach Salad
Roasted Corn & Arugula
Healthy Hybrid
Grilled Salad (with quinoa)

Or, substitute YOUR salad include kale, spinach or arugula at no additional charge!

xo STONEFIRE