Swiss chard is a cruciferous plant that is grown for its leaves that are extremely rich in nutrients.
The most widespread is in the Mediterranean.
Swiss chard is particularly effective in raising immunity.
Rich in fiber and is an excellent food for the regulation of digestion. The fibers are important because they bind excess water and toxic ingredients, speeding up the passage of food through the intestines and removing difficulties in digestion. Given that carbohydrates are important for the brain and the entire nervous system, this commodity is a great choice for the removal of anxiety and strengthening the concentration.
Chard favorably affects regulation of high blood pressure, it is useful for the cardiovascular system, reduces the damaging effects of free radicals on many organs in the body.
Chard is recommended for healthy and strong bones because of the presence of vitamin K, calcium, magnesium and vitamin D while attending Lutein and Zeaxanthin are great for preserving of the vision. They belong to the group on carotenoids and beneficial effect on the retina, prevent macular degeneration associated with aging, and which is considered the most common cause of blindness.
Except that keeps sight, lutein protects the skin from UV radiation. The analysis proved that the person contains the highest concentration of lutein compared to the whole body, because it is mostly exposed to sun.
In the diet chard is particularly recommended to be boiled briefly because on that way offers most of the beneficial nutrients.