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Monday, June 22, 2009
FUNK’S FIT FOOD – SPINACH
It looks like Popeye knew what he was talking about when he ate his spinach. Spinach is one of my all-time favourite FIT FOODS. I love my spinach salad with tomatoes and cucumbers as a quick fix. Throw in some salmon and you got yourself a healthy lunch or dinner.
Glutamine, found in high quantities in spinach, is responsible for a number of things, from gastrointestinal health and immune function to muscle growth and increased metabolism. But that’s only part of spinach’s muscle building and fat-burning properties.
A phytochemical called 20-beta- ecydstreone has been shown to greatly increase muscle protein synthesis. Spinach also contains high levels of the compound octacosanol, which protects the cardiovascular system and has been shown to increase muscular strength. (Muscle and fitness)
So in the immortal words of one Popeye the Sailor Man “I'm Popeye the Sailor Man – (toot-toot)
I'm Popeye the Sailor Man – (toot-toot) I'm strong to the finish'Cause I eats me spinach'k