iStock :- Teleginatania What Is Swiss Chard? Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris) is leafy green vegetable and member of the Chenopodiaceae family. It belongs to the same family that brings us spinach, beets, and quinoa. The leaf blade of Swiss chard can be red or green, while the leaf stalks are often red, white, or yellow. Although Swiss chard is the common name, you can also simply call it chard. Its moniker can be somewhat misleading. Many are surprised to find that the plant is not native to Switzerland; however, a Swiss botanist discovered it in 1753. Today, Swiss chard is referred to by other names around the world, including spinach beet, silverbeet, sea beet, and crab beet. In this article, we will further explain the health benefits of Swiss chard. You will also learn more about Swiss chard nutrition facts, how to use it in your diet, and how to grow Swiss chard in your garden. Let’s get started… Nutrition Facts of Swiss Chard Swiss chard was among the first crops … [Read more...] about Swiss Chard: Nutrition Facts and Benefits
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iStock: bhofack2 What Are Collard Greens? What are collard greens? Collard greens, or collards, are loose-leafed plants that belong to the Brassica oleracea species and cruciferous family. There are many reported health benefits of collard greens, which may extend to your digestive system, heart health, bone health, and skin and hair health. Studies indicate the vegetable can also reduce your glaucoma risk, prevent cancer, and provide detox support. Collard greens are part of the Acephala group, which also includes kale, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and Swiss chard. The plant has large, dark-colored, and edible leaves, and like kale, it has an upright stalk that grows up to two feet tall. Collard greens grow in Portugal, Brazil, the southern United States, and many parts of Africa, northern Spain, northern India, Kashmir, southern Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In this article, we will further explain the benefits of collard greens. You will also learn … [Read more...] about What Are Collard Greens? Nutrition Facts and Benefits
Recently I had a client tell me that she and her husband were eating more than two pounds of bacon a week—usually three strips for breakfast and one or two with a salad for dinner. I’ve been a dietitian for almost 20 years. Few things surprise me. But I had to ask: “Why?”She told me that her husband had heard about a new diet on TV, the keto diet, and they decided to try it. Six months and countless packages of bacon later, her husband had lost 20 pounds and said he felt more energetic. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below I’m beginning to hear more and more people lecture me about the benefits of the ketogenic diet. “Keto burns fat fast! It turbo-charges your energy! It fights disease! You can eat all the bacon you want!” But as is so often the case with diets, underneath all the initial excitement, there’s a gut check. Here’s everything you should know about the ketogenic diet and whether or not you should try it for yourself. … [Read more...] about Thinking of Trying the Ketogenic Diet? Here’s What Keto Beginners Should Know
Sunday, May 06, 2018 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: alpha-lipoic acid, athletic performance, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, diabetes, endurance, functional foods, good diet, good food, Green leafy vegetables, groceries, healing foods, health benefits, healthy diet, Leafy greens, leafy veggies, natural health, Nitrates, nutrients, oxidative stress, proper nutrition, salad greens, superfoods, swiss chard, vegetables (Natural News) Green leafy vegetables have been the go-to foods for a wide range of health benefits. One of these nutritious salad greens is the Swiss chard, which can boost endurance and athletic performance and lower blood pressure, according to research. A 2013 study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology associated foods rich in nitrates like Swiss chard to cardiovascular benefits, such as lower blood pressure, improved endothelial dysfunction, and inhibited platelet aggregation. In addition, Swiss chard can help regulate blood sugar … [Read more...] about Eat more Swiss chard to enhance endurance and lower your blood pressure
Sunday, March 04, 2018 by: Zoey Sky Tags: anti-cancer, broccoli, digestion, Enzymes, food preparation, Fresh, fresh food, goodfood, goodhealth, grocery, ingredients, myrosinase, nutrients, nutrition, sulforaphane, superfoods, vegetables, Veggies (Natural News) A group of scientists from Zhejiang University in China has determined “the healthiest way to eat broccoli.” The cruciferous vegetable is full of sulforaphane, a compound that can help maintain blood sugar levels. Studies even show that it might have anti-cancer properties. However, once broccoli is cooked for several minutes, the benefits of sulforaphane are destroyed. To absorb the compound, broccoli must be “damaged” before they can be absorbed. The study suggests chopping the vegetable into 2-millimeter (mm) pieces. The chopped broccoli must then “sit” for 90 minutes before it is gently stir-fried to boost their sulforaphane levels by 2.8 times. While … [Read more...] about You already know superfoods are full of nutrients – but do you know how to prepare those foods for maximum nutrient bioavailability?