Posted by: cosmicgarden | July 1, 2012

Swiss Chard: A Gardener’s Dream Article – Allrecipes.com

 

Chard: Chock-full of Nutrition

A one-cup serving of boiled Swiss chard contains a mere 35 calories, yet provides:

  • Vitamin K–More than 600 percent of the recommended daily value. Important in blood clotting.
  • Vitamin A–More than 100 percent of the recommended daily value. Important in visual health.
  • Vitamin C–42 percent of the recommended daily value. Helps the immune system; protects cells against damage.
  • Magnesium–47 percent of the recommended daily value. Helps bone health; important in muscle function.
  • Potassium–20 percent of the recommended daily value. Helps maintain normal blood pressure levels; aids heart function.
  • Iron–50 percent of the recommended daily value. Helps prevent anemia; can boost energy; carries oxygen in the blood.
  • Vitamin E–22 percent of the recommended daily value. Acts as an antioxidant; helps protect cells against damage.
  • Dietary fiber–14 percent of the recommended daily value. Can reduce high cholesterol levels; promotes intestinal health.

Swiss Chard: A Gardener’s Dream Article – Allrecipes.com

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