Kitchen Voyeur with Dr. Wagner: Episode 2

Show Notes:

Once again, thanks for watching Kitchen Voyeur. I hope you enjoy this home-grown recipe from Russia with love: Easy Eggs with Tomato and Spinach. It's the only way Nino can get her hubby to eat tomatoes.

Ingredients in this Episode:

The Power of Red.

Men might especially want to eat more cooked tomatoes (if they're not sensitive to nightshades). Why? Because tomatoes contain LYCOPENE, which is associated with reduced risk of prostate cancer among other things.

So be kind to your nether regions and eat up.

For more about lycopene and other wine-colored nutrients, see my related post: The Power of Red.

Was Popeye Right?

In this episode, I mentioned a few health benefits of spinach:

  • Anti-Cancer: Spinach contains Betaine (Trimethylglycine), which may protect against carcinogens in cooked meat.

  • Muscle support: The Journal of The International Society of Sports Nutrition reports that Betaine may actually help build muscle mass…so Popeye was right after all! (And so was your grandma).

  • Heart Health: Betaine (Trimethylglycine) serves as a methyl donor in the human body. This is extremely important in brain function, fat metabolism, and helping to lower homocysteine (high homocysteine is an independent risk factor for heart disease).

Sea Salt vs. Table Salt.

True Sea Salt contains naturally-occurring trace minerals, including silicon, phosphorous, and vanadium.

Table salt on the other hand, is processed at 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. This obliterates its natural structure and strips it of trace minerals.

Table salt also contains moisture absorbers and anti-caking agents like ferrocyanide and aluminosilicate. Some European countries even fluoridate their table salt.

For my money, real sea salt is healthier. Plus, it just tastes better.

Yours in Health and Resilience,

Marc Wagner, MD, MPH.