As I quickly approach my 45th birthday, I decided to eat healthily and exercise as much as possible. For the past 2 months, I have been going to the gym five days a week and have taken all the bad stuff out of my diet. By bad stuff I mean all the good stuff =( (Beer, pizza, burgers, wings, wine, etc..)
Yes, dieting is hard for anyone but you definitely reap the benefits of losing weight and getting into some type of shape.
I have learned lots about the benefits of veggies and dark greens. Spinach happens to be an amazing veggie. Below is the nutrition compound I borrowed from Wikipedia (Thanks Wiki!)
Raw spinach is 91% water, 4% carbohydrates, 3% protein, and contains negligible fat (table). In a 100 g (3.5 oz) serving provides only 23 calories, spinach has a high nutritional value, especially when fresh, frozen, steamed, or quickly boiled. It is a rich source (20% or more of the Daily Value, DV) of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, iron, and folate (table). Spinach is a good source (10-19% of DV) of the B vitamins riboflavin and vitamin B6, vitamin E, calcium, potassium, and dietary fiber.
Amazing right? And I also learned that canned spinach is also good for you. In fact, many studies show that canned spinach or cooked spinach might be even better for you than consuming it raw.
I will be sure to go to Stop-N-Shop on the way home and pick up at least 10 cans of the stuff. I will report a month from now if one of my eyes closes, forearms grow and if I feel the need to smoke a pipe and sail?