Foods to Eat in 2012: Watercress

1x1.trans Foods to Eat in 2012: WatercressI’ve become a watercress freak over the past couple of years. It’s got great texture, flavor and is incredibly healthy. Besides, it’s peppery flavor is simply delectable.

Nutrients

Beta carotene
Calcium
Copper
Fiber
Folate
Glucosinolates
Iodine
Magnesium
Potassium
Phosphorus
Vitamins B3, B6 C, & K

What does this mean?

That this is a veggie you should definitely add to your routine this year. It’s loaded with antioxidants to aid the kidney and bladder, purify the blood and raise your energy.

Some Watercress Tips

1x1.trans Foods to Eat in 2012: WatercressWatercress is a mild laxative and diuretic.
If you have skin problems like eczema and psoriasis, it is said that watercress can lessen their symptoms.
This is a safe form of zinc for people with kidney stones or bladder stones.
Watercress lowers cholesterol.
Watercress has a bit of a peppery taste, so it is a great add on to salads.

How to Eat It?

In a dip: grab 1 cup of cottage cheese, 1/2 cup of Greek Yogurt and 1 cup of chopped watercress. Mix all the ingredients together and use as a great veggie dip.

Add to any green salad.

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1x1.trans Foods to Eat in 2012: Watercress
1x1.trans Foods to Eat in 2012: Watercress

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