Swiss Chard ready to braise with carrots, shallots and more!
Swiss Chard ready to braise.

Our grandmothers always knew we should eat more greens.
They learned it from their grandmothers, going back so far
that we can’t begin to know where it started.

Somehow they knew that swiss chard offers great bouquets of special nutrients. One nutrient protects the heart, so if  your doctor says your heart is weak, maybe you should try daily doses of freshly picked, vibrant swiss chard!

Another nutrient found in chard regulates blood sugar, by slowing  the body’s process of carbs turning into sugar. So, would you like some worry free rice with your chard? Chard also helps pancreatic cells regenerate, and those guys make insulin!

The traditional pairing of greens with carbs, like rice or polenta, suddenly looks pretty smart. Do you hear someone’s grandmother chuckling in the distance?

And, swiss chard (along with all leafy greens) provides you with high levels of natural Vitamin E, a big time anti-inflammatory. Inflammation cause   the body to attack its own tissues,  setting the stage for dementias, cancer, diabetes, autoimmune disease and aging in general. So…enjoy your greens early and often!

Check back here soon for a nice braised chard recipe. Lovely over local organic rice…

Written by roseanne

Making real food almost every day of the year, in a family owned endeavor designed to provide a path to a more rational, more traditional food “system.” We are all writers, but most of us are cooks as well and we live in bountiful place with year round fresh produce. Recipes, stories, ideas, community building. Join us.