Spinach Is Good For Runners?

Do you know that spinach is good for runners?

Spinach in Garlic Sauce Good For runnersI was in a Chinese food restaurant one evening and my spouse was ordering spinach?

That’s right – spinach. I have to ask her why. She said, ” it’s got plenty of  potassium”. And, she needs a lot to replenish her loss of potassium due to some medications she is taking for her high blood pressure issues.

I was surprised and very happy to know at the same time.

This is actually good. Most runners (if not all) knows that potassium is key to recovery specially after a long run. Potassium with magnesium helps reduce cramps.

I love this information. You see, one fruit reach in potassium is banana. Most runners I know eat lots of bananas. Go to races like 5k’s, 10k’s and marathons and you’ll find bananas everywhere. That shouldn’t be a surprise…

Yes, Spinach Is Good For Runners

Now, I know I have another source a potassium that I never knew before.

Spinach’s nutrition is amazing. The calcium content in spinach and other dark leafy greens strengthens bones.

The A and C vitamins in spinach plus the fiber, folic acid, magnesium and other nutrients help control cancer, especially colon, lung and breast cancers. Folate also lowers the blood levels of something called homocysteine, a protein that damages arteries. So spinach also helps protect against heart disease.

The flavonoids in spinach help protect against age related memory loss.

Spinach’s secret weapon, lutein, makes it one of the best foods in the world to prevent cataracts, as well as age related macular degeneration, the leading cause of preventable blindness in the elderly. Foods rich in lutein are also thought to help prevent cancer.

I don’t want to bore you with too much info on spinach but I think we have a winner.

Spinach is good for runners! Remember this whenever you’re in for a Chinese food next time.

 

 

 

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