According to the New Scientist, on conducting trials on rats, the researchers found that spinach extracts made the rodents stronger within a month, reports the Daily Express. Researchers state that eating spinach is not only a good idea if you want strong muscles, but also if you want to keep eye disease, teeth, gum problems and anaemia at bay.
Apart from this, it has also been found to have heart benefits. Research has shown that the veggie can strengthen hearts, reduce the risk of a heart attack and boost survival rates by a third for attack victims.
However, getting biceps like Popeye will not be an easy task for the researchers also stated that to do so, you would need to eat at least a kilo of spinach a day.