Swiss Chard Facts:
PQ (Protein Quality) x PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score) - 29
- syringic acid
- epoxyxanthophyll carotenoids
Potential Health Benefits
- anti-inflammatory properties
- powerful antioxidant
- blood sugar balancing
- skeletal system health boost
- increased Alzheimer's disease protection
- energy boost
Potential Athletic Benefits
- Delayed release of glucose into the blood stream for increased longevity of workouts.
- Improve oxygenation in muscles; especially beneficial for endurance athletes.
- High vitamin K content for bone and joint strengthening.
- Detoxify body from harmful heavy metals that rob performance and can cause mental decline.
- Powerful antioxidants to help protect against oxidative stress from high volume exercise schedules.
Glycemic Index Rank
<10 out of 100
|Low Glycemic||less than 55|
Food Sensitivity Rank
0.1 to 1 ratio
|Low for Fructose Sensitivity||less than 1 (fructose to glucose ratio)|
Swiss chard could stand alone for its unique properties of blood glucose management, cancer fighting phytochemical content, anti-inflammation, and disease protection (especially Alzheimer's). In addition, its high water content makes it a great hydration alternative.
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- Kaempferol and Inflammation: From Chemistry to Medicine
- Vitamin K and Musculoskeletal Health in Postmenopausal Women
- Prospective Study of Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Risk of Prostate Cancer
- Associations of Vegetable and Fruit Consumption with Age-Related Cognitive Change
Sources include: USDA
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