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You’ll find that he’s a wealth of information. Have an amazing day!
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Originally posted on Matt Toronto - Happy Lifting!:
Hello and welcome back to another beautiful day in the land of muscle discussion and building strategies, fat loss and nutrition. I hope you are enjoying the increased quality that has been produced here of late thanks to the additions of both Mrs Toronto heading up the recipe department, and Carlos Toronto taking over the research department. It’s such a thrill for me personally to have this site take another step up, and another step ahead thanks to their contributions.
Today of course is devoted to the exploration of Super Foods. Much like the quality has increased here due to quality ingredients having been added to the original recipe, Super Foods can have precisely the same impact on your quality of life. Not to mention the quality of your training as well as the results of said training will benefit greatly from the boost every cell in your body will receive from this high end fuel. The fuel today that meets the conditions necessary to qualify as a Low Carb Super Food is of course spinach, so let’s see what it is that makes this leafy green vegetable so special.
Botanically, spinach belongs to the amaranthaceae family, and its scientific name is Spinicia oleraea. The Spinicia plant grows to about one foot in height. It is best cultivated during cold seasons and is usually available fresh during March through May, and then again from September to November. This season however, I see fresh spinach in abundance at the farmers markets I frequent in Toronto. Whether the ideal harvesting time is cold weather or not, I find the quality of what has been available during this intensely hot summer to be very good.