National Spinach Day
To no surprise, March 26 marks a special holiday at Suja, since it’s #NationalSpinachDay. Whether you consume spinach via a loaded spring salad, a fresh smoothie, or perhaps, by quickly drinking one of our cold-pressed juices (Uber Greens + Mighty Dozen), this nutrient-dense veggie can ‘hack’ your wellness routine! Not only does spinach contain a healthy dose of calcium and iron, but it’s loaded with antioxidants your body loves.
So to celebrate this dark leafy green, let’s unpack all of its superpower qualities!
Spinach Health Benefits
No matter what variety of spinach you consume (smooth or savoy crinkled leaves) this highly versatile, low-calorie superfood is laced with health benefits, such as immune, heart, gut, and eye health support. Let’s take a deeper look at some of its standout nutritional facts.
Did you know there are around 29.7 milligrams of calcium in one cup of raw spinach? Calcium plays a critical role in strengthening bone health, as well as regulating your nervous system.
Without iron, your body would be deprived of hemoglobin—a specific protein found in red blood cells responsible for carrying oxygen throughout the entire body! Spinach contains a mighty load of this critical mineral.
Otherwise known as Folate or vitamin B9, this water-soluble vitamin supports balanced cell division and could promote a healthy pregnancy.
Vitamin C & K
Spinach contains a slew of vitamins, however, the real MVPs here are vitamin C, which can give your skin, nails, and hair a glow-up, and vitamin K—supporting overall bone density.
Why Should You Add Greens to Your Diet?
Overall, eating or drinking dark leafy greens like spinach can completely transform your overall health due to high levels of magnesium, fiber, iron, and calcium and minimal sodium or cholesterol.
By consuming the recommended amount of veggies—two to four cups daily—this extra boost of dietary fiber could help regulate calorie intake—supporting healthy weight management and metabolism. Plus, most greens contain a host of powerful nutrients that could result in positive cognitive benefits, like memory improvement.
How to Celebrate #NationalSpinachDay
By now, you might be tempted to throw together a fresh spinach salad, but if time isn’t on your side, the quickest/easiest way to consume spinach is by sipping our most popular, cold-pressed green juices!
This sweet greens juice includes organic spinach, celery, cucumber, kale, and collard greens juice. The splash of tangy lemon, combined with apple, organic mint tea, and zesty ginger, makes Mighty Dozen a refreshing treat.
If you’re in the mood for a loaded greens juice that tastes like you “juiced from home,” then Uber Greens is it! Like Mighty Dozen, you still get all of the best leafy greens, including spinach, cucumber, celery, green chard, lettuce, kale, spinach, and parsley. The added citrus combo of grapefruit and lemon, with mint tea, makes the taste downright irresistible.