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Is spinach magic?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 22, 2011 at 3:44 AM

Feels like it is, full popeye style.

But really, what is it that a diet of meat, starch, and fruit is missing that makes spinach such a potent mood enhancer?

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on September 25, 2012
at 01:10 PM

This is an actual reason, many of them in fact, and all good ones to continue eating spinach.

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on September 25, 2012
at 01:08 PM

Definately not a good reason, or perhaps not even a reason at all. I'm happy your mothers eye situation has passed; it serves no informative purpose.

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on December 24, 2011
at 07:52 PM

I never felt good eating spinach either.

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on December 22, 2011
at 10:29 PM

SoRy dAVE S' fix'd it up now. h0pefuly its beter noW :)

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on December 22, 2011
at 06:56 PM

I ate a bunch of kale over the weekend and I definitely felt better! Probably some deficiency corrected. If you are not deficient, it wouldn't make a difference...

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on December 22, 2011
at 06:54 PM

This could have been funny, but the typos killed it.

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on December 22, 2011
at 01:48 PM

"Another thing I got is a sensk of humiligration. Now, maybe you swabs can pool your intelligensk and sees that I'm axking you for an apologeky"

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on December 22, 2011
at 08:33 AM

Spinach also contains oxalates and isn't tolerated well by people with histamine intolerance.

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on December 22, 2011
at 08:31 AM

Spinach a mood enhancer? I used to eat a pound of spinach daily and didn't see any difference.

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on December 22, 2011
at 03:07 PM

My mom was on a raw diet and got an auto immune disease in her eye, she was eating lots of spinach and other nasty stuff. I convinced her to give up all that crap and follow a ray peat type diet and her eye condition cleared up within a week. She now claims that she can feel the negative effects of spinach when she eats it, this coming from someone who was practically begging me to let her keep eating her healthy greens.

It might be totally anecdotal but its a definitely a good reason to avoid spinach imo.

Bb2adc4df725b56e99e0652c0feb4640

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on December 24, 2011
at 07:52 PM

I never felt good eating spinach either.

81181cab058dd652659e4bb2e6f25843

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on September 25, 2012
at 01:08 PM

Definately not a good reason, or perhaps not even a reason at all. I'm happy your mothers eye situation has passed; it serves no informative purpose.

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on December 22, 2011
at 04:04 AM

Spinach contains carotenoids, antioxidants (such as CoQ10), vitamins A, D, E, K, B vitamins, trace minerals, chlorophyll, polyphenols, betaine and plant-derived omega-3 fatty acids. It is also alkaline which means it balances out acid in the body (which drains you of energy).

685e3c967e63b4eacccf02628fd9a3ac

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on December 22, 2011
at 08:33 AM

Spinach also contains oxalates and isn't tolerated well by people with histamine intolerance.

81181cab058dd652659e4bb2e6f25843

(528)

on September 25, 2012
at 01:10 PM

This is an actual reason, many of them in fact, and all good ones to continue eating spinach.

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on September 25, 2012
at 03:02 AM

Spinach kills my thyroid function and gives me kidney stones. If its magic, its evil magic for me.

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on December 22, 2011
at 06:28 AM

I once saw some spinach make a car disappear. No shit, Criss Angel style!

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

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on December 22, 2011
at 10:29 PM

SoRy dAVE S' fix'd it up now. h0pefuly its beter noW :)

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on December 22, 2011
at 06:54 PM

This could have been funny, but the typos killed it.

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on December 22, 2011
at 05:59 AM

Read in men's health that Spinach may have a natural chemical in it that mimics testosterone. This may be why you like it so much. It is a top five veggie for me, fer sure!

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on December 22, 2011
at 04:24 AM

Yes, yes it is. Haven't you seen popeye?

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on December 22, 2011
at 01:48 PM

"Another thing I got is a sensk of humiligration. Now, maybe you swabs can pool your intelligensk and sees that I'm axking you for an apologeky"

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on September 25, 2012
at 01:55 AM

Spinach is an excellent source of trimethylglycine, which is critical if you have a mutation in your MTRR gene that prevents you from recycling homocysteine back to methionine in the methylation cycle through the normal channels. When I cut out wheat when I was diagnosed with celiac disease, I kept getting sicker and sicker, especially when I cut down on my spinach consumption. So for some people, spinach might be a critical component of their diet.

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on December 22, 2011
at 02:54 PM

The B vitamins could well be a mood enhancer - excellent for the nerves - a bit like liver.

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