/SWISS CHARD// This SMALL INTESTINE, LARGE INTESTINE, SPLEEN and STOMACH tonic is cooling and sweet. It's cooling effect helps clear HEAT and excess YANG in the body and to continue to add to this powerful vegetable, it is also a QI, BLOOD and YIN tonic. This is definitely something you would want to add to your diet to aid your digestive tract and build blood in the body. ▪

//NUTRITION// Although chard has not been studied as extensively as other chenopod vegetables (like beets and spinach), there's no question about the valuable role that chard can play in support of our health, or about its routine inclusion in healthy diets worldwide. The amazing variety of phytonutrients in chard is quickly recognizable in its vibrant colours, including the rich, dark greens in its leaves and the rainbow of reds, purples, and yellows in its stalks and veins. Virtually all of these phytonutrients provide antioxidant benefits, anti-inflammatory benefits, or both. In addition, many provide health benefits that are more specific and of special important to particular body systems. Best researched in this area are phytonutrient benefits provided by chard for our body's blood sugar-regulating system.