Swiss Chard 350 g

250.00 ฿

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Lowering blood pressure

Swiss chard has been shown to support athletic performance.

People whose diets are low in the minerals calcium, magnesium, and potassium are more likely to have high blood pressure.

These minerals are thought to reduce blood pressure by releasing sodium out of the body and helping arteries dilate.

Taking these minerals in supplement form will not provide the same health benefits as consuming them in food.

Swiss chard contains all three of these healthy minerals and can help improve intake, especially with magnesium.

A 2013 studyTrusted Source published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, found that foods that are high in dietary nitrates, like Swiss chard, have multiple vascular benefits. These include reducing blood pressure, inhibiting platelet aggregation, and preserving or improving endothelial dysfunction.

Combating cancer

Swiss chard contains chlorophyll, which may be effective at blocking the cancer-causing heterocyclic amines generated when grilling foods at a high temperature.

Consuming leafy greens and other vegetables high in chlorophyll along with grilled meats may hinder some of their carcinogenic effects.

Managing diabetes

Swiss chard contains an antioxidant known as alpha-lipoic acid. This has been shown to lower glucose levels, increase insulin sensitivity, and prevent oxidative stress-induced changes in patients with diabetes.

Studies suggest that it can also reduce the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy or autonomic neuropathy in people with diabetes. It may also protect against retinopathy, damage to the blood vessels that can affect people with diabetes.

However, the alpha-lipoic acid studied was given intravenously. Some studies have suggested that oral intake is not sufficiently effective.

Preventing osteoporosis

Adequate vitamin K consumption can improve bone health. Vitamin K modifies bone matrix proteins, improves calcium absorption, and reduces urinary excretion of calcium.

Low intakes of vitamin K have been associated with a higher risk of bone fracture.

One way to increase vitamin K intake is by consuming leafy greens such as Swiss chard, arugula, and spinach. These also add extra calcium to the diet.

One 36-gram cup of raw Swiss chard contains 298 micrograms (mcg), of vitamin K. The recommended daily allowance in the United States is 120 mcgTrusted Source for men and 90 mcg for women.

Improving athletic performance

Dietary nitrates have been shown to improve muscle oxygenation during exercise.

This suggests that a higher intake of nitrates may enhance exercise tolerance during long-term endurance exercise.

In one study, beetroot juice, also high in dietary nitrates, improved performance by 2.8 percent over 11 seconds in a 4-kilometer (km) bicycle time trial. It improved it by 2.7 percent over 45 seconds in a 16.1-km time trial. Swiss chard has a similar nitrate content to beetroot.

A review published in 2015Trusted Source suggests that an additional intake of nitrates probably has little or no effect on exercise performance, especially in trained athletes.

However, the beneficial effects of nitrates on the cardiovascular system may mean it can improve quality of life for those with cardiovascular, respiratory, or metabolic diseases. These conditions can make daily living difficult because of a lack of oxygenation.

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