Sunday, July 17, 2011

Popeye was right about spinach!

Some great advice is to eat spinach and here is why. A great article from Dr. Bill!

Popeye's advice to consume a lot of spinach lives on.
It's good advice. Among all foods, spinach is the pinnacle
powerhouse food. It has more health benefits than almost any other
It's low in calories.
It provides a synergy of multiple nutrients and phytonutrients (250
at last count).
It contains lutein, beta carotene, glutathione, alpha lipoic acid,
vitamins C and E, B vitamins, minerals, polyphenols and betaine.
It also contains plant derived omega-3 fatty acids and is one of the
only two vegetables to contain CoQ10. (The other is...broccoli.)

Of all the areas in the body that spinach helps, the most important
is the eyes. By the time we are 65 years of age, 20% of us suffer
from age related macular degeneration, or AMD. The percentages go up
with advancing age.
There isn't any cure for macular degeneration. That leaves us with
prevention and the best sources of AMD prevention are spinach and
its cousins, kale, collards, Swiss chard, turnip greens, mustard
greens, bok choy, romaine lettuce and orange bell peppers.
Right next to spinach and its cousins are marine based omega-3 fatty
acids (ie., fish oil) and CoQ10 supplements.
Take a moment and imagine this: You can't read, drive, watch TV, or
see a movie.
That should be enough to remind you how important your sight is. You
can keep your eyes clear by prevention and following Popeye's
advice. Eat your spinach!

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