A powerhouse of nutrients

Watercress is considered the no. 1 powerhouse vegetable due to its disease-fighting abilities.

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A powerhouse of nutrients

A powerhouse of nutrients

Watercress is the most underrated green leafy vegetable. Watercress is considered the no. 1 powerhouse vegetable due to its disease-fighting abilities.

Watercress has a lot of health benefits:

● Watercress is packed with nutrients, particularly vitamin K, which is necessary for blood clotting and healthy bones.
● It has high antioxidant properties, which reduce, prevent chronic diseases and protect against oxidative stress.
● It is high in phytochemicals, and boosts immunity. Having watercress daily can aid in weight-loss.
● Prevents certain types of cancer. The compound Phenylethyl isothiocyanate, which is found in abundance in watercress, interferes with a critical protein in cancer development.
● It contains a high level of iron, which is unusual in vegetables. It also has vitamin C, which helps in the absorption of iron.
● It contains dietary nitrates which enhance athletic performance by regulating blood pressure. It boosts Vo2 max.

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How can you incorporate watercress in your diet?
You can cook watercress like any other spinach, or you can simply make it as a soup or add it to your salads and soups.

Where can I get watercress?
You can get watercress in any supermarket.

By Ananya
The writer is a nutritionist with Sano Holistic Nutrition Clinic

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