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Buy Organic Spinach

Mon 14th May, 2012 - 9:25am by Emma Cockrell



This nutrient-dense food is really worth buying organic as it may carry residue from nearly 50 different pesticides.

The Worlds healthiest Foods website  writes about the benefits of spinach:

Among the World’s Healthiest vegetables, spinach comes out at the top of our ranking list for nutrient richness. Rich in vitamins and minerals, it is also concentrated in health-promoting phytonutrients such as carotenoids (beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin) and flavonoids to provide you with powerful antioxidant protection. Enjoy baby spinach in your favorite salads or make a salad made exclusively of baby spinach. Spinach is one of only three vegetables that we recommend boiling to help reduce its concentration of oxalic acid. We recommend boiling for just 1 minute to minimize loss of nutrients and flavour.



With Summer approaching we will be seeing more peaches in the shops, but buy organic, since these delicious fruits can have residue from more than 60 pesticides. If buying organic is too expensive, replace with fruits that have a thick skin such as water melon.

Remember, if you are currently working on your gut ecology on a Nutritionhelp programme, you will need to avoid all fruit for the time being.