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Spinach, Part of the Super Hero Health Food Team

Popeye eating spinach.

Spinach Health Benefits

Popeye knew what he was doing when he was constantly chowing down on spinach!  It’s a great addition to the superfoods list!

It’s full of healthy stuff like:

  • rich in antioxidants (lutein and beta-carotene),
  • minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc),
  • omega-3 fatty acids, and
  • betaine.

You know foods rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids do good things for your body, and you need minerals for good health also.

Betaine is a fat-derived compound that fights elevated homocysteine, a risk factor in cardiovascular health problems.

Even More Spinach Health Benefits

Many studies link eating spinach with lower rates of colon, lung, stomach, ovarian, prostate and breast cancers.

It also appears to protect against cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.

Super Hero Sidekicks for Spinach include kale, collards, Swiss chard, mustard greens and romaine lettuce.

For the most benefits, the goal is to daily eat two cups raw or one cup steamed. 

Join Popeye and the Super Hero Health Team, and EAT YOUR SPINACH!

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