Just imagine if we could switch it around where Americans ate predominately dark leafy greens instead of processed foods and refined sugars. For one, we wouldn’t have a health care epidemic or high obesity rates. We would be healthier and economically stronger as a country.
I find that the more people know about how healthy a food is for them, the more they want to eat it. Hands down, there is nothing more healthy for us than dark leafy greens and, unfortunately, those are the foods that Americans avoid most.
In that vein, I am introducing you to chard, Simply put, chard is a powerhouse food. It is often referred to as Swiss Chard.
Chard, like many fruits and vegetables, is a great sources of phytonutrients, chemicals in plants (apart from vitamins, minerals, and macronutrients) that have beneficial effects on the body, including antioxidants, boosting the immune system, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, and cellular repair. Highly colored vegetables and fruits, like chard, tend to be highest in these chemicals, which is why we believe it is essential to add to JOOS.
Chard is also loaded with so many nutrients, including Vitamins K, A, C, B1, B2, B3, B6, folate, iron and sooooo much more.