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Spinach is a great natural source of iron, vitamin K and phytochemicals

6/10/2014 - Spinach, in all its varieties, is one of the most nutritious "regular" foods in existence. One only needs to look at its bright, vibrant leaves to understand that this annual flowering plant, which is native to central and southwestern Asia, is brimming with all the essential nutrients that the body...

Health benefits of spinach to help manage general health

7/22/2013 - Dr. Michael Murray, an authority on natural medicine, asserts that spinach is among the most nutritious vegetables and quite an excellent source of iron, vitamins, and minerals. This is a great addition to healthy balanced meals not only for its nutrient content but also because it is low in calories.

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Spinach influences gene expression to cut colon cancer risk in half

8/21/2012 - Colorectal cancers represent the fourth most prevalent form of the disease with more than 150,000 cases diagnosed each year and more than 50,000 deaths. Forward-thinking nutrition researchers understand that this particular form of the disease is largely preventable through lifestyle changes including...

Pump up your body with the Popeye vegetable - spinach

4/17/2012 - Spinach is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. Popeye got it right with this powerhouse but it is too bad he ate it out of a can. Fresh, organic spinach is much more nutrient dense and contains far fewer environmental toxins than the canned stuff. Most children and adults like the flavor...

Study says refrigeration of packaged fresh spinach reduces toxic bacteria

1/19/2012 - Spinach has long been used as a natural healing aid. Spinach is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It boosts the immune system, builds red blood cells, provides energy, and is a good source of protein. Spinach has received a lot of negative press in the past due to an E. coli outbreak...

Fresh spinach too dangerous for children, says microbiologist

4/2/2011 - When in doubt about the safety of your food, just kill it. Well, according to some food safety experts, anyway. A recent Chicago Tribune article suggests that in order to be sure the spinach you eat is free of E. coli, it has to be microwaved for about four minutes. Charles Pavia, a microbiologist...

Eat spinach for bigger muscles, better cell performance

3/12/2011 - Popeye was right; eating spinach really does help build muscle strength and improve cellular function, according to a new study released by the Swedish medical school Karolinska Institutet. A follow-up to a similar study released by the school back in the 1990s, researchers again observed that the natural...

Popeye was right - Eating spinach really can boost your muscles

2/21/2011 - Just about everybody who harks back a few decades are familiar with the famed cartoon character Popeye the Sailor Man, who downed a can of spinach to produce bulging muscles whenever he needed to get out of trouble. As researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Swedenfound have discovered, it turns...

Know where to find your nutrients (Opinion)

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Spinach: This Green has Powerful Healing Ability

8/12/2010 - Can just one green, leafy vegetable prevent cancer, help one achieve weight loss goals, lower blood pressure, strengthen the heart, and even prevent birth defects? Spinach is an excellent source of Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Manganese, Folate, Magnesium, Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin B 2 (Riboflavin), Calcium,...

Spinach Knocks Out Cancer and Boosts Brain Power

5/15/2009 - Popeye was the poster boy for spinach, at least in the cartoons. He could swallow down a can and be able to knock out Bluto who was twice his size. Popeye was probably pretty healthy too, avoiding the pitfalls of aging and disease that come from a diet lacking in flavonoids and other nutrients found...

Hold the Spinach, Hold the Lettuce - the FDA Wants to Nuke Our Veggies

9/4/2008 - The FDA has just announced that food producers may now start zapping lettuce and spinach with just enough ionizing radiation to kill E. coli. The muckety-mucks at the FDA have decided, in their infinite wisdom, to use the American public as guinea pigs in an ongoing human experiment to find out the...

FDA Unleashes Mass Irradiation of Spinach, Lettuce and Other Vegetables

8/22/2008 - The FDA has announced that beginning today, spinach and lettuce sold across the United States may now be secretly irradiated before it reaches grocery store shelves. What's "secret" about it? The FDA previously decided that irradiation warning stickers would not be required on any food items because...

Transform Yourself From the Inside-Out and Look Your Best Naturally

5/11/2008 - At some point in our lives we have all suffered from physical insecurities, thanks to the unwitting comments of the people around us, our faulty habit of comparing ourselves to others, and mainstream media's rigid standards of beauty. Depending on our environment, upbringing, and self-image we have...

Eating spinach slashes skin cancer recurrence risk by 55 percent

12/7/2006 - Eating green, leafy vegetables may reduce the risk of skin cancer recurrence by as much as 55 percent, according to the results of an 11-year Australian study. The study, led by Dr. Jolieke van der Pols of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, found that participants who ate at least three...

Why Popeye only has eyes for spinach (press release)

11/13/2006 - Eating spinach could protect your eyes from the leading cause of blindness in western society, say experts at The University of Manchester. With the aid of a new eye instrument, they have launched a study to see if the vegetable that endows Popeye with his super-human strength could also explain...

Spinach scare may have done more harm than good by discouraging consumption of healthy greens

10/3/2006 - Both kids and adults may be more wary of eating fresh, packaged vegetables as a result of the recent e coli scare. Bonnie Taub-Dix with the American Dietetic Association says, "It might slow down the consumption of raw vegetables. You expect your vegetables to be clean. You certainly don't expect...

FDA scares nation away from spinach while ignoring far greater dangers of processed foods

9/21/2006 - Over the last week, an E. coli outbreak -- thought to be spread by contaminated fresh spinach -- has caused 131 people to fall ill, 20 cases of kidney failure, and at least one death. At least some of the cases were traced to Earthbound Natural Selection brand spinach, prompting state and federal...

Folic acid deficiencies are widespread; here's why nearly everyone needs more folate

12/29/2005 - Pregnant women plagued by cravings for pickles and ice cream must remember to include plenty of folic acid in their diets. Shown to reduce the risk of miscarriage and birth defects, folic acid found primarily in leafy green vegetables is an absolute necessity for any woman who is pregnant or is...

Researchers use phytonutrients in spinach to create highly cost-effective solar panels

7/6/2004 - It sounds bizarre, but it's true: researchers are using phytonutrients found in spinach plants to create fascinating new "green" solar panels that covert sunlight into electricity. The idea stems from the realization that spinach plants already turn sunlight into energy -- that's called photosynthesis,...

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