The S in Spinach is for Superfoods that can lower your blood pressure

You've read about foods that burn fat, foods to help you sleep, or foods to help with your focus. But when it comes to heart health, all we seem to hear about is what not to eat. There are some foods, however, that scientists say can contribute to reducing high blood pressure (BP). Spinach is one of those.

What does spinach have that other foods don’t?

That’s right! What you put at the end of your fork can sometimes be as effective as your daily medicine. A Swedish study has shown that spinach is one of the superfoods that will bring your BP readings down due to its abundance of heart-healthy nutrients like potassium, folate, and magnesium. In fact because of its high potassium content, spinach can negate the effects of sodium (one of the big dietary no-no’s for those with hypertension. Low potassium intake may be just as big of a risk factor in developing high blood pressure as a high sodium intake.

“I want to start eating healthy, but I don’t like spinach.”

Many people like the idea of eating healthy, but eating vegetables can feel like Superman eating a bowl full of Kryptonite, right? If you are among them, fear not. We’ve assembled a tasty collection of recipes using spinach. No, not the green stuff of a plain, leafy salad that you don’t like, but rather new and different forms of popsicles, quiches, pastas, pesto and more.Wondrous Blueberry & Spinach Shake Mind-Blowing Spinach Dip Amazing Basil & Walnut PestoTerrific Parmesan Spinach CakeFabulous Spinach Quiche Wonderful Spinach Pasta Salad Awesome Green PopsicleSources: