12 Powerhouse Vegetables You Should Be Eating

9. Swiss Chard

You can shop two varieties of Swiss chard from your local grocery stores, one is rainbow chard that comes with multi-coloured veins and stems, and the other has white veins and stems. Both these varieties are loaded with a powerful antioxidant duo: lutein and zeaxanthin, which is incredibly beneficial for the health of the eyes.

All you need is one-cup to load your body with a wide host of waist-slimming nutrients, at the cost of no more than 7 calories.

The best cooking trick to preserve all the nutritional value of Swiss chard is by steaming it very lighting, and seasoning with vinaigrette. For a healthy and tender taco recipe, use chard leaves instead of fattening tortillas

10. Microgreens

These tiny varieties or kale, cabbages, broccoli and radishes simply cannot be undermined by their small size for they are loaded with an incredibly rich assortment of essential nutrients. These baby versions pack up twice the amount of vitamins C and E as compared to mature and full-grown plant.

You can pick them out in several flavours, such as tangy, citric and peppery. They make the perfect ingredients for garden salads, seasoned toppings, sandwiches, burritos and even soups.

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