8 Summer Superfoods You Should Be Eating

Swiss Chard

Though Swiss chard is known as a dark leafy green, it’s important to note the “rainbow” colors in the stem and veins. The reddish-purple pigments come from betacyanin, and the yellow color is from betaxanthin — two powerful phytonutrients that help fine tune your body. This potent vegetable reaches its peak in the summer, and contains a substantial amount of magnesium and potassium — minerals essential to managing blood pressure and preventing osteoporosis. Similar in taste to spinach, low in calories, and high in nutrients, Swiss chard is a great option to help round out your next meal. Try Swiss chard in a summer salad, tuck it in a sandwich wrap, or simply enjoy it sautéed with garlic and olive oil.


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