Chard is a member of the same family as spinach and beets, the chenopod family. Its nutrient density and richness makes this veggie top of its class with a nutrient profile similar to that of spinach. Chard is often used in Mediterranean cuisine and offers countless antioxidant and anti-inflammatory components.

Thanks to a flavonoid named Syringic acid, chard is especially useful in regulating blood sugar levels. Just 1 cup of cooked chard provides our bodies with around 3.5 grams of protein. For an easy addition of chard to your diet, try steaming it and adding to a penne pasta dish. Chard also makes a nice addition to a barely or lentil soup.