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Sunday, June 24, 2012

#GBE2: Strength



Strength, if only. How many times have I struggled with those darn pickle jars only to have my husband swoop in and open them with a single twist? I've eaten spinach for years, but I'm starting to wonder if some well meaning adult made up this strength bull just to get kids to eat healthy. The only folks I ever saw get strong from eating spinach are Pop Eye and Gilligan. Remember when he found the crate of radio active vegetable seeds? What a great show!


Since I'm a doubting Moses (Doubting Thomas comes from Christianity, so I can't claim him), I did a little spinach research. Back in the late nineteenth century, some doctor put a decimal point in the wrong spot when writing down the iron content of spinach. Everyone believed his bogus document thinking that spinach had ten times the iron content than what it actually had. Like, no one questioned it? 


Wee! Playing with decimals could be fun. 

Friend:   How fast were you going?
Moi:        750 MPH.

Friend:  How much weight have you lost?
Moi:       230 pounds.

Friend:  How old are you?
Moi:       Five.

The last one might be believable, but the one about spinach? I guess if the right person says it, folks will believe anything. Just look at what people swallow from politicians.

But back to spinach: 

I knows it! I knows it!
No one found the mistake until 1937! By then, it was too late. People bought into the myth about spinach making you strong.

It may not make you strong, but there are nutrients in spinach so it's not a bad thing to eat; however, forget that gross canned stuff that Pop Eye dumps down his throat. Give yourself a real treat with fresh (or frozen) spinach leaves, garlic, pepper, Parmesan and Mozzarella cheeses. Top with paprika and nuke in the microwave. 


I didn't cook this, but it looks yum!
Hey look! Last week I had a political blog, now I've got a foodie blog! This will drive Reg nuts, if that boy ever comes back. Teehee.

If you cook my spinach, and eat it, you'll be getting iron and magnesium which is helpful for healthy muscle growth. Plus, it's good for your heart and doesn't make you fart. 

Sorry about the fart comment, but what did you expect from someone who is five.♡


19 comments:

Jo said...

I share your love of spinach and I will eat it raw, cooked, sauced or any combination probably! he he he I eat it with artichokes and cheese and garlic a lot.
Foodie or political advocate, I keep coming back for more!

Phoenixritu said...

I love spinach, we make a neat dish here with cottage cheese which is a favorite. I grow mine, so I get it really fresh. It may not give us muscles but it does clear the stomach and has all sorts of good stuff in it.

silverthoughts2 said...

I love a nice spinach salad. I like it cooked as well, but it's so versatile raw and uncooked. Definitely one of my favorite veggies.

Sherry Ellis said...

I've been eating spinach all my life. I can't say it's given me muscles, but I think it's helped keep me healthy.

Kathy said...

I don't mind raw spinach in a salad but that disgusting, nasty crap Popeye shoved down his throat...no way!! YUCK! LOL Cool post. ♥

Kathy
http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

Lynn Proctor said...

i love spinach--and although i am sure this is not that healthy--stouffers makes a wonderful spinach souffle :)

drchoneydewcrm said...

i LOVE spinach......and to be able to have FART wars....only with the one i love of course...LOLOL and as far as "doubting moses" never heard of that before....i did hear he was full of anger and never entered into the promised land....how sad is THAT..for all the strength he had..he missed the promise...if only he had farted.

Amy Morgan said...

Amazing how a legend starts and builds isn't it? Never went for the spinach "nutritional value" thing. I just liked it in a salad (with warm bacon dressing) in a dip (warm with cheese adn artichokes) and spinach lasagna (again, lots of cheese). Hmmmmmmm. Maybe it's not the spinach after all but the company it keeps!

Theresa said...

I've just now found that I actually like spinach. Too bad it won't make me any stronger though :) However, I am glad to know I won't get gas from it. That will make my hubby really happy lol.

danneromero said...

Strength is a mind set. We all have it. But we don't all use it! nice post, Joyce.

Binky said...

Where can I get that radioactive spinach?

tikulicious said...

I can not digest Spinach due to its high Folic content but it used to be one of my favorites. Strength for me is not something that we acquire, it resides in the hollow of our bones waiting to be discovered. Nice read, Joyce.

Melissa Jimenez said...

I think farts are funny. Oh, and I get the Camp Sabra thing. It took me a few. Sheesh.

Mojo Writin said...

Having just bought a whoopee cushion for my grandson... I don't think I have room to make any fuss about fart jokes *grin*... but I shall enjoy a good chuckle *wink* And I am so trying that spinach recipe... with suitable warning to family and friends!

Sharon Greenthal said...

Doubting Moses - LOL!!! I will have to use that one. I love spinach in all forms!

Darlene ~Bloggity Blogger~ said...

Mmm..spinach!!! I wish I had a garden full of nothing but spinach, tomatoes, onion and cilantro. Seriously...that is all I need to make me happy...

Hrishikesh Bawa said...

It's called Palak Paneer.. And yeah, it is awesome

Hrishikesh Bawa said...

When I used to watch popeye as a kid, I used to eat more spinach.. Not that I ever had anything against spinach.. I enjoy spinach soup, spinach gravy for other delicacies.. We were told about the decimal point issue by our math teacher in junior high to explain the importance of decimals

Word Nerd said...

I love spinach, most any way and any time.