Popeye Was Right: Muscle Benefits Of Spinach

477407993During the mid 1980’s a cartoon by the name of Popeye used to be a childhood favorite for many.  The main character, Popeye was relatively skinny and would get picked on from time to time.  But when he would get into a jam and would need some added strength, Popeye would literally pop open a can of spinach and instantly get transformed into a muscle-bound man.  While that might have been an animated adventure, there is some truth to muscle benefits of spinach.  See below:

1. Digestion

  • Everyone talks about the benefits of spinach in nourishing the eyes and building bones. What few know is that it also very good for digestion. Spinach eases constipation and protects the mucus lining of the stomach, so that you stay free of ulcers. It’s to get rid of waste, so that more muscle can have the opportunity to grow without an extra layer of fat.One cup of fresh spinach provides almost 200 percent of the daily value of vitamin K, which is essential for bone health. It also flushes out toxins from the colon.