Amazing Watercress

watercress

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.

Additional benefits:

  • 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…

 

Amazing Watercress

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