Swiss chard is incredibly high in vitamin A. Research conducted at Kansas State University suggests a vitamin-A rich diet for smokers or even those around secondhand smoke. Apparently a common carcinogen in cigarette smoke, benzo(a)pyrene, induces vitamin A deficiency. Research has shown that people who smoke all their life and never develop emphysema have a diet rich in vitamin A. So if you smoke or live with someone who does, eat more swiss chard–it could save your life!
Amuse Bouche: Noun. Etymology: French: literally, entertains the mouth. A small, complimentary appetizer served at the beginning of a meal to awaken the taste buds. Leena Eats definition: a quick shot of gastronomic knowledge for the brain.