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10. Swiss Chard

Most fruits and vegetables are role players, supplying us with a monster dose of a single nutrient. But Swiss chard is nature’s multivitamin, delivering substantial amounts of 16 vitamins and vital nutrients, and it does so at a rock-bottom caloric cost.

For a mere 35 calories’ worth of cooked chard, you get more than 716 percent of your recommended daily intake of bone-strengthening vitamin K, 214 percent of your day’s vitamin A ( to defend against cancer and bolster vision), and 17 percent of hard-to-get vitamin E (which can help sharpen mental acuity).

Plus, emerging research suggests that Swiss chard’s combination of fibre and phytonutrients and may provide an effective defence against colon cancer.

Substitutes: Spinach, mustard greens, watercress, arugula, romaine lettuce

Recipe idea: Chop the leaves and ribs into rough pieces and sauté in olive oil, garlic, and chilli flakes; mix it with golden raisins and toasted pine nuts and serve with meat or fish; or stir the green tops into minestrone or add to a pot of boiling white rice.

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"those who had been drinking five or more cups of tea per day were 26 percent less likely to die of any cause"

There was a letter in the Lancet recently about this sort of statement.


Posted: 09/03/2012 at 10:11

haha! took me several minutes to realise what was wrong with that statement !

well pointed out


Posted: 09/03/2012 at 10:20

surely as one cause of death decreases another cause must increase.
Posted: 09/03/2012 at 10:21

I also thought that you could only drink tea, not eat it, so the title "10 foods you should eat every day"  is a bit of a misnomer.

Good to know that I am now varying percent less likely to die of any cause depending on my intake of food and amount of daily exercise.


Posted: 09/03/2012 at 12:19

I think we are all 100% certain to die of some cause no matter what we eat or drink. That's Kemp's point
Posted: 09/03/2012 at 13:46

Imagine being immortal though.  At what point would it dawn on your that that would be the worst possible fate imaginable?  Or would you learn through eons of time to live with it?  I suppose you wouldn't have any choice.

*sups tea*


Posted: 09/03/2012 at 13:58

Being immortal would be fine so long as you had a really bad memory.
Posted: 09/03/2012 at 14:14

Kryten wrote (see)
Being immortal would be fine so long as you had a really bad memory.

Perhaps that's the way things actually are.  We're not going to know any different are we?  The Big Bang wasn't the start of everything, just a time when lots of shit was going down.  That's what I reckon.  Read Spinoza.

*stares into bottom of mug*


Posted: 09/03/2012 at 14:20

You should have read the rest of the sentence before writing that.. They were refering to the 7years after the trial not forever !!!!!!
Posted: 12/03/2012 at 10:18

Not sure how drinking tea helps you avoid getting hit by a bus but there you go.
Posted: 12/03/2012 at 17:36

Well, if you're making and drinking tea somewhere, it will keep you away from the road and thence from interacting with said bus....unless of course you are drinking the tea whilst crossing the road, and then it could be said to increase the chance somewhat.
Posted: 01/05/2012 at 11:23

The caffeine in the tea will help keep you more alert and aware of traffic around you, including buses.
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