This afternoon, I was trying to convince my 3 year old son about the nutritional value of spinach. He looked at me as if I was from another planet. When he ate all on his plate, except the spinach I realized I needed a different approach.
That's when I remembered the Popeye Cartoon Characters. Good old Popeye the Sailor Man. I showed my son some YouTube videos and it was enough to let him eat at least some of his spinach.
Popeye, the biggest promotor of spinach ever, deserves some more attention. So in honor of the good old Popeye, here are some Popeye videos that you or your kids may enjoy. I'll also add info about the nutritional benefits of spinach. And - in case you'd like to sing along - the lyrics of the Popeye song.
Spinach has a high nutritional value. Below is an overview of the % RDA for an adult per 100 gram spinach (raw).
You will get maximum benefit from these nutrients when you juice or blend raw spinach. This way the juicer or blender will break the tough cell wall of the vegetable and it will be much easier for your body to absorb the nutrients.
Just in case you feel that Popeye's enthusiasm for spinach is so contagious that you would like to sing along, here's the spinach song.
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