Fitness & Health

Strawberries and spinach can actually go together 

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During the summer, your appetite decreases and you typically want something quick and easy to make. You want to work out and keep up that beach body, and at the same time, you can’t always indulge in hot dogs and ice cream. A summer salad is the perfect way to balance out the menu.

Strawberry spinach salad is the perfect healthy food on the go. The benefit of this salad is all in the spinach. Spinach is rich in vitamins A, C, and K. These vitamins help protect the skin and stimulate the immune system. These dark green leaves also aid liver function and regulate blood fat — plus, they’re a great source of energy.

Strawberries are rich in vitamin C and K, too. Some of the best things about eating strawberries are that they help wounds heal faster, encourage iron absorption, and reduce blood fat levels. Strawberries also help prevent high blood pressure, allergies, and acne.

In this salad you’ll also find sesame seeds, which are loaded with vitamins E, B1, and B2, as well as containing magnesium, iron, and fiber. These small seeds aid with tissue repair and help the body cope with stress.

• 2 tbsp white wine vinegar

• . cup vegetable oil

• 2 tbsp sesame seeds

• 1 tbsp poppy seeds

• 1/4 cup maple syrup

• 1 tbsp pure sesame oil

• 2 cups sliced strawberries

• 4-5 cups spinach

Whisk the white wine vinegar, vegetable oil, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, maple syrup, and sesame oil together until blended. Combine sliced strawberries, spinach, and dressing just before serving.