Food is the cornerstone of health.
“Let Food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” ...Hippocrates.
Watercress is a SUPERHERO in the “Kitchen Medicine Cabinet”
It is high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It is low in calories and high in fiber.
Researchers at the William Patterson University in New Jersey published a study in a CDC (Centers for Disease Control) journal, calling it the most “nutrient dense food”.
Watercress is in the Brassicaceae family along with broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, mustard greens, arugula and brussel sprouts. This family is known for anti-cancer effects (due to its isothiocyanate content). It is high in vitamin C, and vitamin K (careful if you are on coumadin). High levels of vitamin A, Beta-Carotene, Lutein, Zeaxanthin are all great for vision and act as great antioxidants.
Watercress has a nice, light peppery taste. It is great in salads, sautéed in garlic and oil, smoothies, meat roll-ups, and one of my favorites is my (click for recipe) Asian Shrimp & Watercress Soup.
As the name implies, watercress is grown waterside along slowly moving water, like streams. It can be stored underwater (as they do in Asian markets) or in the refrigerator in a dry produce bag. Watercress is easily available in most markets; organic, pre-washed and ready to use.
A must try…. Bon Appetit to your VITAL Health…Dr. Dave™, Venus and the Oasis TEAM
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