The title may sound gross but just keep reading. Sweden’s Linkoping University boasts new research reporting exciting news about lutein. It’s an antioxidant that has been proven to help reduce inflammation associated with coronary artery disease. They discovered one of the best ways to get it through diet is to take fresh spinach, chop it up, and drop it in a smoothie with some kind of fat product (milk, cream, and yogurt). Using non cooked and chopped with fat not only releases the most lutein from the leaves but also allows your body to absorb it more! So next time you’re blending something up, throw in some spinach and yogurt; who doesn’t love a good smoothie?
Source: Food Chemistry, 2018.