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Spinach makes you stronger!

posted Jun 25, 2012, 10:01 AM by JustBenke   [ updated Jun 25, 2012, 10:18 AM ]
A team from Karolinska institutet in Sweden has found that it is the high level of nitrate in spinach that helps build muscles.  
Ben Svensson
 
 
This from Daily Mail :

 

“Spinach really does give us extra strength, scientists say, but it's not because it is full of iron.

For although the green leafy vegetable does have high levels of the nutrient it also contains a substance that makes it harder for the body to absorb it.

 
 
 
 
 
Instead a team from Karolinska Institutet, in Sweden, found that it is the high level of nitrate in spinach that helps build up the biceps.

They found mice supplied with nitrate in their drinking water developed significantly stronger muscles by stimulating two key proteins.

The quantity of nitrate that the mice received was roughly equivalent to that which a person would obtain by eating 200 to 300 grams of fresh spinach or two to three beetroots a day.”
 
 
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