Spinach, quinoa, apples, red beets, red onions, radishes, and feta with a balsamic dressing.
Some health benefits:
- Quinoa is called a superfood and is not a grain, but a seed.
- Quinoa is rich in vitamins and minerals.
- Quinoa contains all essential amino acids and is considered a “complete” protein.
- Read more about the nutritional content of quinoa here.
- is rich in vitamins and minerals: magnesium, potassium, fiber, phosphorus, and iron. In addition, the tubers are a rich source of vitamins A, B and C, beta carotene and folic acid.
- contains phytochemicals that protect the body against harmful free radicals and therefore also against cancer.
- is rich in lutein, zeaxanthin, and antioxidants that are important for the eyes and heart. The pigments also contain luteolin, flavonoids, and phytochemicals with anti-cancer properties. The vegetable is rich in vitamins A, E, and K.
- also contains folic acid, potassium, magnesium, and iron. These minerals help for an optimal cardiovascular system. They also help build healthy nerves and muscles.
- Pay attention!
- Spinach contains a high concentration of oxalic acid.
- The oxalic acid binds in our body with calcium. That is broken down into a healthy body. However, in an unhealthy body, it can lead to kidney stones. And in extreme cases, calcium oxalate can form crystals anywhere in the body, such as in the joints and in the brain. This can lead to chronic fatigue and pain, which is often diagnosed as fibromyalgia.
- Many autists suffer also from foods with high oxalic acid content.
- Spinach is still very healthy. Just don’t make smoothies with a high concentration of spinach daily. Every other day some spinach shouldn’t be a problem if you’re otherwise healthy.
- To learn more about fibromyalgia and oxalic acid, click here.