Spinach

Spring-clean your body from the inside out! These eight seasonal produce items are chock-full of nutrients with health-boosting benefits.

Spinach, Spring Superfoods, Food Cures

This versatile leafy green nourishes your body from head to toe, but it's particularly effective at protecting your vision. Spinach is rich in antioxidants, including beta-carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E, which are thought to reduce risk for cataracts and macular degeneration by neutralizing damaging free radicals. Spinach is also a top source of lutein and zeaxanthin, a pair of nutrients that act as "sunscreen" for the eyes by blocking blue-light rays, which can damage the delicate retina area. Mix fresh baby spinach leaves with traditional lettuce to increase your salad's nutrient quotient — or thaw a box of frozen, chopped spinach and add it to marinara sauce or homemade turkey burgers.