Strenthen Your Bones with Swiss Chard

Swiss chard, although slightly bitter, is one of the healthiest of the green, leafy veggies while it protects against lung cancer and keeps your bones strong.

It is very high in a fiber that has been shown to protect against digestive tract cancers and for those with diabetes, protects the kidneys. It is high in many vitamins and minerals including Vitamins A, C, K, B1, B2, B6, E, magnesium, manganese, potassium, iron, protein, copper, calcium, phosphorous, zinc, folate, biotin, niacin and pantothenic acid.

It is very high in Vitamin K. In fact, 1 cup of cooked Swiss chard contains 306.3% of the daily value. It ensures that calcium molecules stay in the bone and keeps your bones strong. This is even more powerful since it is coupled with the fact that it is also an excellent source of magnesium that helps regulate the balancing action of calcium.

Swiss chard is also important in lung health and is high in antioxidants. These are important to protect your lungs against cancers. In fact, your whole body will benefit from the active antioxidants found in just one cup of Swiss chard.

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