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The Wonders of Watercress

Watercress Benefits

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  • Watercress is a tasty green vegetable that looks like an herb, but is actually a crucifer related to cabbages, arugula, cauliflower and broccoli
  • A vegetable that came to North America with European immigrants, watercress contains more iron than spinach, more calcium than milk, and more vitamin C than oranges!
  • Mouth ulcers, liver disease, gallstones, fluid retention and obesity are just a few of the traditional medicinal uses watercress has been noted for, most of them shown to have merit in modern scientific studies
  • Compounds in watercress have been shown to decrease the risk of lung, colorectal, head and neck and prostate cancers, as well as a particularly virulent form of breast cancer

By Dr. Mercola

Having a salad with dinner — or as dinner — is a standard practice for many. While you may already enjoy incorporating fresh raw veggies into your meals, and relish the healthy, tasty crunch of greens and a variety of selected toppers, have you considered succulent watercress as a possible salad option?


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