Know Your Glo: Spirulina and Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard belongs to the beet family and is one of the most popular greens of European origin. It's an annual crop grown in Mediterranean regions and available mostly though summer months; May through November.

Spirulina  gets misclassified as an herb because of its health promoting properties, but it's actually a bacteria. Spirulina is a blue-green algae that's found in freshwater. 

Swiss Chard

  • Swiss chard contains many phytonutrients that have health promotional and disease prevention properties.

  • Chard is very low in calories and fats, recommended for controlling cholesterol  and reducing weight.

  • It's rich in B-complex group of vitamins such as folates, niacin, vitamin B-6, thiamin and pantothenic acid; all super important for metabolic functions! 

Spirulina

  • It's recognized as one of the world's most nutritionally complete superfoods! It offers health benefits to practically every organ and bodily function.
  • Lactose or dairy free? Spirulina has 26 TIMES the amount of calcium thank milk! 
  • Spirulina is one of the best sources of Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory agents in nature.