Spinach and lettuce are nutritionally different. According to Texas A&M Extension’s website, spinach has twice as much potassium, protein, calcium, iron, niacin and vitamins A, C, B, C and B-12 as any other leaf vegetable. Spinach also contains more fiber and minerals including magnesium, phosphorus and potassium than any of the four lettuce types. This does not mean lettuce lacks nutritional value; most types except crisphead also contain substantial vitamins and minerals. If you like spinach, it is a better nutritional bargain per serving than lettuce.
The G-Spot Revolution is a gluten-free blog created by Pittsburgh-based Caroline Shannon-Karasik as a health, fitness and wellness resource for people from all walks of life.
Healthy foods start with every letter of the alphabet. Here are 26 of our favorites, from A to Z, and why we think they’re so super.
They even taste like crap and are full of cholestorol and fat…..
- 6 oz potato has 2 g of protein
- 45% of the daily value for vitamin C
- 620 mg potassium, comparable to bananas, spinach and broccoli
- trace amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, folate, magnesium, phosphorous, iron and zinc
- all for only 110 calories and no fat.