YOU and how Chard can help you
The following is from foofacts.mercol.com
Swiss chard is not only a superstar in Mediterranean cooking but also one of the most nutritious vegetables around day. It has
distinctly large, dark green leaves which are harvested at various
stages of maturity. The whole plant with tender, young leaves
can be used for salads, while the individual large-sized mature
leaves can be harvested for sautéing and cooking dishes.
I juice chard and then I can drink from refrigerator for 3 days if
kept in a hermetic jar and I freeze it in small mason jars and then
add turmeric and olive oil to it for my juice drink. Of course, what
you have to remember is HOW good it is for your body while it
does not taste like a good fruit juice but is better for your body
then the fruit juice.
Chard has an impressive phytonutrient profile, as easily
recognized in its vibrant colors, from dark greens to red, purple,
and a rainbow of colors in its stalks and veins. Phytonutrients
is a source of antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory and whole body?
Source of vitamin K, omega 3 fats, vitamin A, and flavonoid
antioxidants such as beta carotene, alpha carotene, lutein, and
zeaxanthin. It ca also be count to provide B-vitamins such as
folate, niacin, vitamins B6, thiamin, and pantothenic acid, which
are all essential for cellular metabolism to function optimally.
The mineral content is copper, calcium, sodium, potassium, iron,
manganese, and phosphorus. Potassium is considered the “good
salt” and has made headlines for its role in helping lower blood
pressure, while the iron is required for cellular oxidation and the
formation of red blood cells.
The following is from draxe.com
One of the primary flavonoid antioxidants found in the leaves of
chard is a flavonoid called syringic acid. Syringic acid is known for
regulating blood sugar levels, making it the object of much
research over recent years as diabetes diagnosis rates have
continued to increase. Something else noteworthy about chard
nutrition is its anti-aging antioxidants also help to prevent cancer,
heart disease, eye, and skin disorders, neurodegenerative
disorders, and much more.