Creamy Super-Green Orzo
A warm, creamy orzo dish, cooked with super-greens: spinach, green beans & peas, topped with tomato & black pepper.
494kcals, 12.8g fat, 61g carbs, 5.7g sugar, 10g Fibre, 29.5 protein
🌱 Popeye had it right all along! Researchers have found that the leafy green vegetable really can boost your muscle power.
🌱 Nitrate, a compound found in spinach, when given to exercising volunteers, showed improved muscle performance due to increased efficiency & oxygen usage in the mitochondria of muscle cells. It was noted the participants also needed less oxygen when taking exercise.
🌱 Nitrate, when converted into nitric oxide, regulates vasodilation, relaxing blood vessels and improving blood flow, which could allow more oxygen to reach the muscles. It seems that nitric oxide helps muscle mitochondria become more efficient.
🌱 Rich in vitamins A, C, and K, they are a good source of folic acid and heart protective calcium and fibre.
🌱 Source of Iron: Iron is a component of red blood cells which is essential to transport oxygen throughout the body. If you are struggling with anemia, dripping energies or low metabolism - then green beans is the magical food you need.
🌱 This nutritional powerhouse can do wonders for your skin, hair and nails. Green beans are loaded with an easily absorbed type of silicon, which are important for the formation of healthy connective tissues and strengthening nails and boosting skin health.
🌱 Nutritional yeast is a highly nutritious food product with various potential health benefits. It can be used to add extra protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to meals. Studies suggest that nutritional yeast may help protect against oxidative damage, lower cholesterol and boost immunity.
🌱 Vitamin B-12 may help boost energy, as a deficiency of this vitamin can lead to weakness and fatigue.