View Full Version : Spinach makes a Yahoo article
07-07-2009, 09:55 PM
Found this in an article on the Yahoo page for Best Foods to Fuel your Fitness. Thought I'd post it. Of course, in the second paragraph they make it sound like eating 2 pounds of spinach is a bad thing. I put probably close to at least a 1/2 lb in my GS. Oh, well, they tried!
"It's true: Spinach is muscle fuel. But not because it instantly turns you lean and sexy. Researchers from Rutgers University found that a compound in the leafy green increases protein synthesis by 120 percent, helping your muscle tissue to repair itself faster after you work out.
The problem, however, is that you’d have to eat Popeye-sized quantities to experience dramatic results (we’re talking almost 2 pounds of the iron-packed veggies a day). "
07-07-2009, 10:09 PM
They've apparently never heard of green smoothies. LOL
07-08-2009, 12:22 AM
LOL.. i love how people make it sound like "too many vegetables or vitamins are bad for you."... as if eating a side of a cow a week is good for anyone? or 13 lb of meat a day is a good thing & you're getting your "protein" which your body needs soooooooooooooooooooo much of. LOL in the past 10 years there's been MAYBE (and they haven't even proved it) 10 people that have died from Over Dosing on vitamins... When there's how many hundreds of thousands of deaths due to PROPERLY taken medications per YEAR?... Oh, and I have never known spinach to cause anyone to have a heart attack, clog up anyone's arteries or make anyone fat... But eating a double meat, double cheese whopper, with a large order of french fries and a "diet" coke is healthy?... are these people serious?.. LOL how can you help but laugh at stupid things like this?... but you are right.. at least they tried... but even so.. I must say...
07-08-2009, 01:07 AM
Very true. Veggies & fruits have been proven throughout the history of man to be way more healthier than meats. Mainstream media gets tons of contributions from the meat/junk food industry so therefore, they will always promote meats & junk foods over veggies & fruits. Our schools promote meat & junk food products because the industry is giving them money for books, sporting programs, grants, new facilities, etc. So I agree with iwuvmydoggy. Who have you heard died lately from having a diet of fruits & veggies? Probably no one.
07-08-2009, 09:33 AM
I looked up the rest of that article last night and most of it was sheer quackery. It actually said that pork tenderloins and chocolate milk are good fitness foods. :rolleyes:
07-08-2009, 10:00 AM
The spinach part is what caught my eye. I skimmed over the others that they had listed - fish, meat, dairy - and didn't even read about them. Was just surprised to see a vegetable among the group!
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