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Super Charging your diet with this SuperFood

Do you remember that popular cartoon way back in the day that we watch as children? It was a cartoon that was produced somewhere in the 1930’s, and no I am not that old it was a cartoon that was still being aired on television when I came around.

The name of that famous cartoon was Popeye the sailor man. The storyline was always the same but as a kid I really enjoyed it. Popeye had a girlfriend by the name of olive, now the thing was there was another guy by the name of Bluto

Who always challenge Popeye for her, well to make a long story short Popeye would always beat up Bluto by eating a can of spinach that supercharged him and give him superhuman strength

Even though this was exaggerated I am such that parents use this cartoon to help convince their kids why it is so important to eat their veggies including spinach. What we will be discussing is how this veggie can supercharge our diet.

Spinach

Spinach can really give those much-needed vitamins that can help to sustain our bodies helping us to be more healthy. I often eat spinach in salads and to be honest with you it is really great. Spinach has a list of vitamins such as.

Nutritional facts of spinach

Vitamin content of spinach

Vitamin A,Vitamin B-6,Vitamin B-12,Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E,  Vitamin K, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese,  Iron, Dietary fiber, Folate, Riboflavin, Zinc, Thiamin.

Spinach health benefits

Besides the nutritional facts of spinach, spinach also has some awesome benefits that can also supercharge our bodies which include.

1.Spinach is a great source of fiber which can help with bowel movement.

2. Spinach helps to promote heart health.

3. Can improve eyesight.

4. Spinach is great for our skin, making it more healthy looking.

5. Aid in fighting cancer.

6. Maintains blood pressure.

7. Promotes Good digestion.

8. Prevents osteoporosis.

9. Strengthens the bones.

10. Spinach contains antioxidants that help to rid the body of free radicals.

11. Spinach aids in weight loss.

12. Help to control our cholesterol level.

Spinach facts

Spinach has some fun facts which are

1. Spinach produces tiny green and yellow flowers.

2. China is the largest producer of spinach which is a whopping 19 million tons.

3. Spinach is promoted in the Popeye the sailor man cartoon.

4. There is said to be 3 varieties of spinach.

5. Spinach can be eaten cooked or raw.

6This veggie has been dated back as far as the 8 century AD.

Final word

Spinach is pretty amazing, so I guess we can see why this was Popeye’s favorite veggie. A diet in spinach can really supercharge our health and benefits us in so many ways.

The next time you write that shopping list don’t forget to include spinach that can really take our health to the next level as we seek to promote our health.

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11 comments

  1. Irma says:

    I love spinach! In fact I love all leafy greens, which seem to make me feel better overall. I noticed that some of my skin issues clear up when I eat leafy greens daily, so I am enjoying all of the fresh produce that I can get at this time of year. Do you know if the spinach that we purchase in bags from the store is local or is it coming over from China? Or is it that the people in China are eating it?

  2. Kevon says:

    Great article. I always knew that spinach was good for you. Very useful information. Will be helpful to your readers

  3. roamy says:

    Hi there Norman
    thanks so much fo sharing this very informative post, I`m never big on veggies but luckily I do love Spinach so after reading your post on the nutritional facts, I guess I will have to even eat more of it.
    Im so Surprised that spinach prevents osteoporosis, or strengthens bones this is the first time I`m reading this.
    Having said that, what I love most about spinach is the easy to cook it and the speed, just a few minutes in the pan and you are ready to it.
    You didn`t mention it but can I give you a good tip to make fussy kids eat spinach? grind it then use it when cooking Risotto.this it to me the easiest way I get kids to eat spinach or any veggies without them even knowing they are eating veggies.
    Thanks, this was really informative, you`ve given me more reason to eat Spinach.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello, romay so good to hear from you, I have not heard from you for a while, hope all is well with you and your family. Thanks a million for your help and I am so happy that I could help. All the best to you, have a good day.

      1. roamy says:

        Thanks Norman, life gets on the way and sometimes it takes me a while before im online.Having said that, I always love reading your posts as I`ve never been a big Gardner but managed to pick some very useful tips from you over time.

  4. Alison says:

    A great article about Spinach! I would guess that most people know that spinach is good for you, but probably don’t know why! That’s certainly true of me! I would never have thought that China was the main producer of spinach either! A really helpful article so thanks for the information!

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Alison so good to meet you, I am so happy that I could help. All the best to you and have a good day.

  5. Karen says:

    This is a very informative post on spinach. I love spinach and use it in so many recipes. It’s delicious when added to vegetables for dinner and i always add a little to scrambled eggs.
    I pick up a fresh bunch at the farmers’ market every Saturday. Which is healthier though, raw spinach or cooked?

    1. Norman says:

      Hello again Karen so good to see you as always. It is good to see that you are taking advantage of this veggie that is so good in what it can offer. Eating it raw is much better because you get all of the vitamins this way. I am so happy that I could help. Have a good day.

  6. Leah says:

    Hi there, thanks for all this info on spinach. I’ve slowly added it to my diet over the years, it really is one of the most adaptable greens! Have you ever tried it in smoothies? Just a handful of spinach with some frozen bananas and maybe some peanut butter or any other fruit you like, and it turns out delicious and healthy!

    I was wondering if you knew if there is a difference between eating it raw vs. eating it cooked? I eat it both ways but I sometimes find it a little hard on my digestive system if I have too much of it raw. I wish I knew why. These days I mostly throw in a handful when I’m cooking eggs or spaghetti sauce.
    Thanks again
    Leah

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Leah so nice to see you and it looks like you surely do take advantage of this veggie which is so good. Eating veggies like spinach uncooked is a good way to get all of those vitamins so eating raw in salads is much better. Thanks a million for the recipes and I am so happy that I could help. Have a good day.

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