Spinach and other dark, leafy greens are rich in two antioxidants namely lutein and zeaxanthin.
Lutein and zeaxanthin are found in the macula which is a part of the retina that acts as a natural sunblock, protecting the eye from harmful light. These antioxidants absorb blue light - emitted from electronic devices like cell phones, Tv’s and computers - which is harmful to the retina.
Lutein and zeaxanthin are fat soluble, adding olive oil to your greens will help you absorb more of them.
Spinach with Garlic Vinaigrette
This is a simple, filled with flavour recipe. The perfect side dish for summer.
What you’ll need:
1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 cups baby spinach leaves
1/4 cup sliced red onion
Combine the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk
Add your spinach and red onion
Toss to coat