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It’s Fresh Spinach Day! Do you know the benefits of this superfood?

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Farmer in the garden picking spinach, bio fresh organic vegetable, harvest on farm. (Photo: Getty)
Farmer in the garden picking spinach, bio fresh organic vegetable, harvest on farm. (Photo: Getty)

16 July is Fresh Spinach Day, the leafy green — albeit canned and not exactly “fresh” — that Popeye the Sailor Man loves so much. Although we won’t get superhuman strength like Popeye does when we consume spinach, we still get a ton of health benefits from fresh spinach.

The nutritious and low-calorie spinach is easily a superfood, providing our body with calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, and vitamins A, B6, B9, C, E and K1. Spinach also helps prevent cancer due to its high amounts of zeaxanthin and carotenoids that can filter out and expel the free radicals in our body.

Made up of 91 per cent water, spinach can improve eye health, blood pressure, skin complexion, and bone health. In addition to boosting your immunity and ensuring the smooth functioning of your brain, spinach also has anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing properties.

Although better consumed raw, cooked spinach will also give you the nutrients your body needs. So, what are you waiting for? Start including spinach in your meals, or make your spinach smoothie with the other greens now!

Amae Spinach Puay Leng, 250g, S$2.15

Amae Spinach Puay Leng, 250g. (Photo: Amazon SG)
Amae Spinach Puay Leng, 250g. (Photo: Amazon SG)

Amae Baby Spinach, 120g, S$4.90

Amae Baby Spinach, 120g. (Photo: Amazon SG)
Amae Baby Spinach, 120g. (Photo: Amazon SG)

Fresh Produce Broccoli, 2 Count, S$3.53

Fresh Produce Broccoli, 2 Count. (Photo: Amazon SG)
Fresh Produce Broccoli, 2 Count. (Photo: Amazon SG)

Amae Sio Pai Chye, 200g, S$1.86

Amae Sio Pai Chye, 200g. (Photo: Amazon SG)
Amae Sio Pai Chye, 200g. (Photo: Amazon SG)

Amae Long Bean, 200g, S$1.65

Amae Long Bean, 200g. (Photo: Amazon SG)
Amae Long Bean, 200g. (Photo: Amazon SG)

Amae China Cauliflower, 500g, S$3.56

Amae China Cauliflower, 500g. (Photo: Amazon SG)
Amae China Cauliflower, 500g. (Photo: Amazon SG)

Amae Beijing Cabbage, 800g, S$3.44

Amae Beijing Cabbage, 800g. (Photo: Amazon SG)
Amae Beijing Cabbage, 800g. (Photo: Amazon SG)

Amae Extra Large Tomato, 500g, S$2.60

Amae Extra Large Tomato, 500g. (Photo: Amazon SG)
Amae Extra Large Tomato, 500g. (Photo: Amazon SG)

Amae Australia Carrot, 1kg, S$2.17

Amae Australia Carrot, 1kg. (Photo: Amazon SG)
Amae Australia Carrot, 1kg. (Photo: Amazon SG)

Amae Long Brinjal Eggplant, 500 g, S$3.10

Amae Long Brinjal Eggplant, 500 g. (Photo: Amazon SG)
Amae Long Brinjal Eggplant, 500 g. (Photo: Amazon SG)

Amae Romaine Lettuce, 350g, S$2.29

Amae Romaine Lettuce, 350g. (Photo: Amazon SG)
Amae Romaine Lettuce, 350g. (Photo: Amazon SG)

Amae Thailand Baby Corn, 180g, S$2.50

Amae Thailand Baby Corn, 180g. (Photo: Amazon SG)
Amae Thailand Baby Corn, 180g. (Photo: Amazon SG)
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