from Journal of Nutrition
Your mother may have admonished you to eat your vegetables—likely more than once. She may have had help from that mythical character, Popeye, whose strength came from consuming a can of spinach. Now, scientific evidence suggests just one cup of leafy green vegetables every day could boost muscle strength. Australian researches wrote in the Journal of Nutrition that people who consumed the highest nitrate-rich diet had eleven percent greater lower limb strength--independent of the benefit from any physical activity. Four thousand people took part in the study. While leafy greens may be among our least favorite vegetables, they could be the most important.