It’s a miracle people still make salads with iceberg lettuce! A member of the brassica family, spinach is an exceptionally nutritious food. These leafy greens are packed with antioxidants such as beta-carotene, carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin. Besides fighting off cancer, spinach is a great source of folate (containing nearly 25 percent of your daily requirement). It also wards off eye disease and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). If the texture of spinach turns you off, pick up a bag of baby spinach – you’ll never buy lettuce again.