Monday, October 27, 2008

Why Popeye Has Good Blood Sugar


Popeye’s power vegetable can do good things for your body, too -- like fortify it against blood sugar problems.

That’s right. Eating spinach -- and other leafy greens -- was associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes in a recent study.

Lean, Green, Multitasking Machine
Spinach may reinforce the body on multiple fronts. First, it’s got a low glycemic load, so it doesn’t dramatically affect blood sugar levels when you eat it. Second, it’s a good source of magnesium, a mighty mineral associated with lower type 2 diabetes risk. Third, spinach is packed with alpha-lipoic acid, a disease-shielding antioxidant. And fourth, it’s low in calories and rich in fiber . . . we’ve got the makings of a nutritional superhero on our hands!

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