Monday, December 11, 2006

Was Popeye Right?

*** Superbeing Secrets ***
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"Discover The Surprising Nutritional Content Of Popeye's
Power Food. Learn How To Get More Of It And How To Enjoy It!"

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starting on December 11th? I highly recommend you learn
more about this. It's an easy way to improve your health.


The other day I was doing some research on discovering
which raw foods have the highest alkaline mineral content.
The major alkaline minerals are calcium, magnesium, sodium
and potassium. Any raw foods that are high in those
minerals will be alkaline forming.

As you may or may not know, it's very important to keep
your body properly mineralized and at the same time
functioning at the proper blood pH level of about 7.4.

Eating a cooked food diet will make you more acidic. Also
eating too much fat in the diet will make you more acidic,
because fat interferes with the body's ability to deliver
oxygen to the cells. Also nuts and seeds tend to be higher
in the acid forming minerals of chlorine, phosphorous and
sulfur. A high protein diet will also make you more acidic.

Keep in mind that it's also possible to be too alkaline.
The key here is the proper balance.

** A Common Mistake Many Raw Foodists Make **

A mistake I've noticed many raw foodists make is in not
eating enough mineral rich leafy green vegetables. This is
vital to your success. When you consume a high quantity of
mineral rich foods, you'll notice that your cravings for
cooked foods will go down dramatically.

We must eat lots of fruit to fuel ourselves, but fruit
alone is not enough for us to thrive in the long term. We
also need a food that is like a supplement, it's not high
in calories but it is high in nutrients. Dark, leafy green
vegetables are high in minerals, vitamins, fiber etc.

Finding a way to enjoy eating leafy greens and even more
important, finding a way to properly absorb the nutrients
from these foods is vitally important.

Victoria Boutenko and her raw family started seeing their
health deteriorate after many years of being raw. It turns
out they didn't really like eating greens. After extensive
research she eventually realized that the lacks of greens
in their diet was why their health was less than optimal.

In her book, greens for life Victoria talks about a way in
which anyone on any diet can improve their health. By
simply adding a quart of delicious green smoothies to their

On December 11th a new Green Cleanse is going to start
featuring extensive support and information from Victoria
Boutenko's research and experimental findings. This cleanse
is specifically for subscribers to my newsletter. Visit the
link below to join me and start experiencing radiant health
the easy way.


** Learn All About Popeye's Super Food **

The first food I analyzed for its alkaline mineral content
was celery. Then I analyzed spinach and found it was much
higher than celery in alkaline minerals.

In fact, spinach was high not just in minerals but in
virtually every major beneficial nutrient as well. Maybe
that is why Popeye was so strong when he ate his spinach.

Let me give you a quick rundown of the alkaline minerals
in 25-calorie servings of celery, spinach, kale, romaine
lettuce and banana.


Calcium: 62.0 mg
Magnesium 17.0 mg
Potassium 403 mg
Sodium 124.0 mg


Calcium: 109 mg
Magnesium 87.0 mg
Potassium 614 mg
Sodium 87.0 mg


Calcium: 68.0 mg
Magnesium 17.0 mg
Potassium 224 mg
Sodium 22.0 mg

Romaine Lettuce

Calcium 48.0 mg
Magnesium 20.0 mg
Potassium 358.0 mg
Sodium 12.0 mg


Calcium: 1.0 mg
Magnesium 8.0 mg
Potassium 100 mg
Sodium 0.0 mg

As you can see, all of these green vegetables are alkaline
forming foods, but spinach is the overall winner. Even
celery is higher in alkaline minerals than kale is. That
was a surprise to me.

Spinach also has a better than perfect amino acid score of
119. Thirty percent of the calories from spinach come from

It's high in dietary fiber and its sodium is of course in
the organic form, which our bodies utilize naturally. It's
the inorganic form of sodium which is toxic to us and every
cell in the body.

** Sea Salt Is Not A Health Food, No Matter What You've
Read About It **

Sea salt or rock salt is not a health food no matter how
many unabsorbable trace minerals it has. If you drink a
glass of seawater you are going to get severely dehydrated,
drink enough of it and you'll die.

Why would consuming the salt, minus the water make it any
healthier for you? This is just another marketing gimmick
to get you to buy something which actually damages your

Spinach is also very high in these vitamins: A, C, E, K,
B6, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and folate. Spinach is
quite high in these other minerals as well: iron, zinc,
copper and manganese.

What many people don't realize is that per calorie,
spinach has over six times more potassium than bananas do.
In fact, most of the green vegetables I tested had a higher
potassium level per calories than bananas.

This is not to say you shouldn't eat bananas, it's just to
point out that we've been taught to think of bananas as the
highest source of potassium when they really aren't. In
fact, there are a number of other fruits that are much
higher in potassium than bananas.

** No Need To Worry About The Oxalic Acid In Raw Spinach **

Some people are concerned that they'll leach calcium by
eating spinach. It turns out this is quite unlikely to be a
problem for most people.

Here's a quote from Dr. Gabriel Cousens book "Conscious
Eating," on this very point.

"In one extensive study on children put on a high-spinach
diet and other high-oxalate foods, no evidence of any
alteration of calcium, vitamin D, or phosphorous metabolism
was found. It is possible, however, if a person has a low
calcium intake or poor calcium metabolism, that a high-
oxalate diet could cause a calcium deficiency."

Another factor is whether the spinach is cooked or raw. In
the raw form it's believed the oxalic acid will not bind
with the calcium. In other words, eat as much spinach as
you want as long as it's raw.

Did you know that many other raw foods naturally contain
oxalic acid? Foods like sesame seeds, nuts, citrus fruit,
tomatoes, asparagus, beets, Swiss chard, dandelion greens
and cranberries. So if you haven't been worrying about the
oxalic acid content in these foods, I don't think you need
to worry about it by increasing your consumption of spinach.

** How To Add More Spinach To Your Diet And Enjoy It **

I've been adding more spinach to my diet by putting it in
my smoothies. I've found that it doesn't change the taste
very much at all. And by blending the spinach in my
Vitamix, I make the nutrients from the spinach more

Most people don't take the time they need to chew
properly. Even if you are eating big salads, you are likely
not absorbing the nutrients from the vegetables well
enough, unless you've chewed every mouthful down to its
liquid form.

Banana, Blueberry and Spinach Smoothie:

3 ounces water. Add more or less depending on how thick or
thin you want your smoothie to be.

3 or more bananas

4 ounces of fresh or frozen blueberries

3 or more ounces of raw spinach

This makes for a delicious smoothie and at the same time
you are making sure to get extra mineral and nutrient rich
food into your body.

If you want to learn more about Green Smoothies, Blended
Salads, Blended Soups and Puddings and how and why they'll
improve your health then visit this link below.


You'll also learn in detail the scientific reasons why
this will improve your health. Make sure to read up on the
Roseburg study in Victoria's book, "Green for Life," which
you'll also get if you join our Green Cleanse. I think
you'll find the information on the chimpanzees fascinating
as well.

It doesn't matter what diet you are on, adding green
smoothies to your diet will improve your health and

To Your Radiant Health, Happiness and Fitness, Roger Haeske