Introducing the Mighty Chard

Chard is great! From a biological point of view it is related to the beet family, but one main difference is that unlike red beets we don’t eat the roots. Instead we only eat the leaves and stems. Chard has a similar taste as spinach but with some spicier and nuttier undertones. There are many different varieties, but they only differ slightly in taste. In regards to its nutritional value, chard is a superstar. It is rich in protein as well as phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, iodine and vitamins B1, B2 and C. It is also recognized as a medicinal plant because of its healing effect on anxiety and constipation. 

Consider trying this great vegetable as a side dish, salad, or adding it to a stir fry!

13 Essential Vitamins & their Importance

We know the letters of the 13 essential vitamins, but do you know what they are important for? Following we give you a simple list.
Please remember, though, that vitamins have multiple uses throughout the body. This lists only the most well-known uses …  

  • A       skin and mucous membranes
  • B1     heart and muscles
  • B2     detoxification, oxygen supply 
  • B3     concentration and endurance 
  • B5     good mood and vitality
  • B6     immune support and mental performance
  • B7     (H) healthy skin and hair
  • B9     cell renewal and regeneration 
  • B12   cardiovascular and nervous system
  • C        immune system, vital during stress
  • D        bones and teeth, intestines and prostate 
  • E        free radical scavenger (antioxidant), protection of blood vessels and brain 
  • K        regulate blood clotting, strong bones

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