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You remember Popeye, right? The popular cartoon sailor ate spinach to make himself almost indestructible, but sadly, this doesn’t happen in real life. However, spinach is a very healthy and nutritious vegetable and you should eat it more often. If you like spinach, continue reading the article to learn the proper ways of consuming it.

Spinach contains numerous essential nutrients such as folic acid, vitamins A, B, C, E, iron, manganese and potassium. It is also rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, two powerful antioxidants which can prevent numerous diseases.

However, spinach should never be re-heated as it contains nitrates which turn to nitrosamines when heated. Nitrosamines are very dangerous carcinogenic compounds which can destroy your organism and cause cancer. Eat spinach leftovers cold the next day – the meal will be delicious even without re-heating.