Watercress is a cruciferous ( cabbage family ) vegetable and grown in water. 😀
It is considered a “Super Veggie” containing Vitamins, Fiber and disease fighting Phytochemicals! It contains more than 15 vitamins & minerals…and is low in calories.
Watercress was recently voted the #1 “Powerhouse” food among 41 top fruits & vegetables. Who knew something that looked like a weed was so good for you?! 😉
Watercress has a mild peppery taste and can be added to a smoothie…turned into a juice..added to your salad or sandwich.
Watercress protects DNA against damage that could trigger cancer. Antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin, carotenoids are beneficial in providing cardiovascular and eye health.
- Lowering Blood Pressure: The Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium contained in Watercress help rid your body of sodium which can help lower your blood pressure.
- Healthy Bones: 1 cup of Watercress contains your daily requirement of Vitamin K. Vitamin K has been shown to improve your bone health.
- Diabetes: The antioxidant alpha-lipoic acid has been shown to help lower your glucose levels.
- Vitamins: Watercress also contains Vitamin A, B6, C and E
For more information on the amazing Super Veggie…follow the link below…