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Popeye was right and now spinach may be dangerous

Dateline: Berlin, Germany

German Scientists have found a steroid-like chemical in SPINACH that’s so close to steroids they say it should be a BANNED substance for athletes.

The chemical they found is called ecdysterone.  And they feel it should be on the list of doping supplements.

The scientists ran a test where some athletes ate almost nine pounds of spinach a day and some didn’t . . . and the ones who ate the spinach increased their strength up to three times more.

The researchers say, quote, “Our hypothesis was that we would see an increase in performance, but we didn’t expect it to be that big.”

The World Anti-Doping Authority says it’s planning to look more into spinach and ecdysterone based on the results of this study.

Don’t worry.  Popeye might be happy and now many kids will be even happier knowing that spinach may become a banned veggie.