January 21, 2012

Skin food - Spinach

Spinach is one of the most nutritious foods on earth..
Studies show that spinach is packed with anti-aging and anti-inflammatory nutrients that slow down
the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.

How Spinach can make your more beautiful

Spinach is extremely rich in antioxidants.
It contains Vitamin A, C, beta-carotene and lutein  that help protect the skin from sun damage
 and wrinkle-causing elements.
Vitamin A also strengthens skin tissues that protect the skin.
 Lutein and beta-carotene helps retain moisture and improves elasticity of the skin.
Keeping your skin hydrated and supple are the key secrets in keeping wrinkles at bay.
It is also a   rich source of  magnesium, manganese, folate, iron, vitamin B2, calcium, potassium,
vitamin B6, folic acid, copper, protein, phosphorus, zinc, niacin,
selenium and omega-3 fatty acids.

How to get more Spinach into your food

Try adding spinach to your salads, smoothies and pasta.

My favorite recipe with spinach:

Spinach, Tomato and Chicken pasta

Ingredients for 2 :
Olive oil for frying
80 g whole grain pasta
150 g Chicken
100 g Baby tomatoes
150 g Baby Spinach
3 cloves Garlic
Basil (if possible fresh)
Salt and Pepper to taste

How to get started:
Cook the noodles according the instructions
Heat olive oil and add chicken and fry  until almost done
Add baby tomatoes and garlic , stir for about one minute
add spinach and stir again until the spinach is lightly wilted.
season with basil, salt and pepper.


                                            xxx Marina


  1. I love spinach this looks really good.
    Just followed your blog.

  2. looks yummy!
    so hungry after ur post!
    kisses from Spain,

  3. That looks absolutely delicious - I'm a big fan of spinach xo

  4. Thank you ladies... I love spinach too... and its just so good for you :) pinky swear! xxx

  5. Oooh I love spinach! It makes me feel like Popeye :P Cute blog :)
    Livvy (faceofthunder.blogspot.com) xx

  6. I have to try this it looks extremely tasty. definitely loving the recipes you have, brilliant inspiration to eat healthily :) xxxx


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