We asked the team at ALW to think of what they thought was the “HEALTHIEST VEGETABLE ON EARTH”. You will be surprised on what they find out. The truth of the matter is, it is not easy to be “Healthy” these days, with more and more distraction for keeping us away for that Healthy lifestyle. Naturally we want to eat healthy and feel good, so we found the the healthiest vegetable on planet earth and great ways to prep it.
The Healthiest Vegetable on the Earth goes to Swiss Chard. Farmers call the Swiss Chard ‘King’ of all vegetables. In just one cup you will find 35 calories, 3.29g protein, 7.25 carbs, 3.68g of fiber and tons of nutrition. Swiss Chard is a member of the beat family. Tons of research has shown that swiss chard leaves alone contain at least 13 different polyphenol antioxidants. Swiss Chard can offer special benefits for people suffering from blood sugar control.
You might not think eating swiss chard is not very fun, but check out some of these great ideas on how you can incorporate swiss chard into your daily meals. We recommend boiling the swiss chard to help reduce its concentration of oxalic acid for some meals. Only eat the white stems, not colored ones because you will find them stiff. Here are some nutrition facts Vitamin K - 636.4% / Vitamin A - 357.2% / Vitamin C – 42% / Magnesium – 37.6% / Copper – 32.2% / Manganese – 28.9 % / Potassium – 27.4% / Vitamin E – 22% / Iron – 22% / Fiber – 14.6% / Choline – 11.8% / Vitamin B2 – 11.5% / Calcium – 10.1% / Vitamin B6 – 8.8% / Phosphorus – 8.2% / Protein – 6.5% / Pantothenic Acid – 5.7% / Zinc – 5.2% / Vitamin B1 – 5% / Vitamin B3 – 3.9% / Folate – 3.9% / Selenium – 2.8% – Swiss Chard is not messing around. It brings a lot to the table.
Ideas for using Swiss Chard : Soaps, Smoothies, Pizza, Salads, Quesadillas, Omelets, Pancakes, and much more.
A little history on Swiss Chard, it is from Switzerland , hints the name ‘Swiss’ Chard. But some beleve the home of the chard is in the Mediterranean region. Ancient Greeks and Romans found Chard very well needed for its medicinal properties.
Check out the Swiss Chard in your local store – Find some fun recipes online and start living that Healthy lifestyle in the New Year.
Now what do you think is the HEALTHIEST VEGETABLE ON EARTH?