So Popeye claims that eating spinach makes him strong, but he has to eat the spinach right when he needs the strength. So is that really spinach, or is he addicted to something else that he keeps in a spinach can? If it is spinach, why isn't spinach a banned substance at the Olympics? All the athletes would have to do is eat a can of spinach (not as easy as Popeye makes it look) before each event and they would win every time. Or maybe Popeye just thinks he needs spinach. He's actually not addicted to spinach, but to the thought of spinach. He's got the power all along, he just can't focus it mentally until he gets the spinach in him. In that case, he needs therapy.