Vegetables That Make You Smile

swiss chard
2. Swiss Chard

Swiss chard is very rich in magnesium, which is essential for boosting your energy levels as well as for elevating your mood. Magnesium deficiency is usually linked to an increased incidence of depression, this is why many doctors recommend their patients to increase their magnesium intake in order to improve their mood. Swiss chard is packed with magnesium, dietary fiber (which makes it suitable for dieters who want to lose weight, as it will make them feel full), iron as well as Vitamins A and K. As a matter of fact, Swiss chard can provide you with up to three times the daily recommended dose of Vitamin K! Besides this, you can cook this vegetable in many different ways: you can steam it, roast it or boil it, and you can easily grow Swiss chard in your back yard as well, given the fact that it requires very little maintenance.