Weekend Recipe: Goodness of Spinach Stew

May 11, 2019
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Happy Weekend Folks,
Its anther weekend to explore and try something nice and full of goodness for the entire family. Spinach or what we call Amunututu in the south of Nigeria is a unique vegetable with great nutrients.
Health Benefits of Spinach

Spinach is extremely healthy and has been linked to numerous health benefits.

It has been shown to help decrease oxidative stress, improve eye health, aid in cancer prevention and help regulate blood pressure levels.

TO MAKE A GOOD STEWED SPINACH:

Get all your ingredients together:  The boiled Meat, shrimp, Turkey, Chicken or any other choice of protein.

Heat up the Oil: I like to heat up my Oil a bit. I’m not a fan of bleaching palm Oil so I simply add the Onion once the Oil is hot and while the Onion is cooking in the Oil, the palm oil too is cooking. That does the trick for me.

Fry the blended peppers: I wish the computer has a function to show emotions – emoticons are not strong enough to show the type of emphasis I’m talking about :).  My emphasis is on fryyy… You need to fry till the water in the sauce evaporates and the sauce is reduced. Please remember to pay attention to the sauce, you don’t want it to get burnt, so be sure to stir constantly till you achieve that thick consistency.

Finally add the spinach and dont let it cool for long… serve hot  with anything !

Oxidative Stress

Spinach has been shown to reduce oxidative stress. The antioxidants found in spinach may help fight aging and reduce the risk of cancer and diabetes.

Eye Health

Spinach contains lutein and zeaxanthin, which are beneficial for eye health. These compounds may help block or reverse the damage caused by sunlight.

Cancer Prevention

Spinach contains two components, MGDG and SQDG, which may slow down cancer growth. Spinach contains high amounts of antioxidants and other compounds that may suppress the growth of human cancer cells. Spinach contains high amounts of nitrates, which may help regulate blood pressure levels. This should lead to improved heart health and a reduced risk of heart disease.

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