Yes! Cooking down your spinach is actually one of the worst ways to eat this amazing leafy green. Does it taste it better? Maybe, but you loose a great deal of imporant nutrients that spinach has to offer once you cook it to a tiny sad shruken piece of leaf.
You may have noticed that a handful of spinach becomes a significantly smaller amount once you've cooked it. The size of spinach severely reduces when heat is applied, and so you have to eat more of it cooked to actually feel full. In this sense, eating raw spinach fills you up faster, so it helps with portion control.
Spinach is packed with nutrients like iron, magnesium, zinc, and even protien. The high levels of iron and vitamin B in spinach help with energy and fatigue, and are also great for people who suffer from anemia. Now, when you cook your spinach, you significantly reduce the levels of these amazing nutrients, so why cook it?
Spinach also helps take care of the immune system. It is a natural anti-inflammatory with high levels of vitamin C and vitamin A. This way eating raw spinach daily cause also help to keep your skin and the rest of you healthy by preventing the oxidation of cells and strengthening the immune system.
So throw some spinach in your next salad, replace lettuce with spinach in all your burgers, wraps, and sandwhiches. Do whatever floats your boat, but just don't cook it! The best and healthiest way to eat spinach is raw.