Eat Your Greens
Eating leafy greens is always an integral part of eating a healthy diet and that includes chard (a.k.a. “Swiss chard” even though it originated in the Mediterranean). Chard is related to kale and spinach, both of which are nutrient powerhouses.
Like its siblings, chard comes loaded with vitamins C, E and K as well as magnesium, iron and manganese. The result is one little leaf (preferably several little leaves) that can help boost your immune system, maintain strong bones and muscles, and may even protect against cancer.
Mark Sisson gave chard Smart Fuel status.