How much green leaf veg per day

I recently read an article on the importance of eating green leaf veggies in one of those health newletters that I subscribe to. It praised the greens for the vitamins, minerals, fiber content and of course the low calories. Totally agreed with everything except the recommended daily amount. It was 2 cups of greens per day (or was it per week). Now 2 cups of raw spinach is about 2 ounces or 60 grams. This is nowhere near what I eat each day. I take in at least 300 grams greens in a smoothie each day, almost 5 times the recommended value.

Look up the Green Smoothie recipe on the Recipes page.

Have a long , happy and healthy life.

Superfoods: health benefits

It is true folks, Tesco supermarket packaging in the UK labels fresh spinach a SUPERFOOD. On the other side it gives instructions to microwave, stir fry, steam and boil spinach in 2-3 minutes. By the way Tesco forgets to mention that spinach can also be eaten raw in a salad or blended in a green smoothie.

Why is spinach a superfood? Here is what Tesco  says on the packaging, “Superfoods: A source of vitamin A for healthy skin and eyes as part of a varied  and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. 100g of Tesco Fresh leaf spinach provides 580microgram of vitamin A, 74% of RDA. To achieve healthy benefits you should eat at least 100 gram of Tesco Fresh leaf spinach.”

It should be obvious that it is at least 100g per day of spinach or other leafy greens from Tesco or any other source. I am glad the health police don’t read the labels otherwise they will have banned this.