Saturday, April 16, 2011
Chard, for example, contains phytonutrients that serve as antioxidants and are anti-inflammatory. In my olericulture class last semester someone said that chard was good for blood sugar regulation. A little bit of background research gives me this info, from whfoods.com: "...lab studies and animal studies show that syringic acid-one of chard's premiere flavonoids-has the ability to inhibit activity of an enzyme called alpha-glucosidase. Alpha-glucosidase is an enzyme used to break down carbohydrates into simple sugars. When this enzyme gets inhibited, fewer carbs get broken down and blood sugar is able to stay more steady." So that's cool.
Photos tomorrow of my chard creation!
Posted by Lauren at 9:03 PM