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Monday, May 31, 2010

Why Popeye Eating Spinach?

Monday, May 31, 2010
Anyone would know Popeye, cartoon characters are portrayed as brave sailors. He suddenly had super strength every time he ate a can of spinach. Popeye cartoon character created by Elzie Crisler Segar, and was introduced in comic strip form in early 1929. Quickly, the figure is also depicted always chewed tobacco pipe was successfully achieved popularity during the 1930s.

As a fiction, of course, is fine if the cartoon is a bit dramatized the effects of eating spinach. Popeye is in normal condition has the posture of small and wiry, in a flash able to fight Brutus a much larger body, after eating spinach.

In those days, these vegetables less favored children because it is considered not delicious. Popeye cartoons are part of a campaign to eat vegetables among children. Campaigns are conducted through this cartoon is successful, because the consumption of spinach in the United States recorded an increase to 33 percent when the popularity of the cartoon Popeye the sailor was so explosive.

How much benefit of spinach?
Spinach is very rich content of various vitamins from A to K. It also contains many minerals, including potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and iron.

Spinach also contains other nutrients such as various essential amino acids and fiber. Fibers contained in spinach can prevent constipation, hemorrhoid and irritable bowel syndrome.

Although not many clinical trials, spinach are believed to overcome some health problems such as:
purify the blood after childbirth,
strengthen hair roots,
prevent low blood pressure,
prevent anemia,
prevent kidney failure.

Some people even believe that spinach is also efficacious for:
prevent the decrease of vision, prevent cataracts and prevent cancer.

Right or wrong perception of people about the benefits of spinach, consumes a lot of spinach and other vegetables will provide benefits for health.


Healthy tips said...

Cool entry... Popeye create eating spinach habits! :) works very well for kids.

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