The health benefits of watercress are providing nutrition, boosting immunity, cancer preventive, and thyroid support. These health benefits begin with a single serving of watercress as a dietary supplement.
Watercress is a cruciferous plant grown for centuries as a mineral rich green leafy vegetable.1 A brassica family member of plant genus, Watercress has the health benefits of other brassica’s.1 This health benefit is obtained from the high content of vitamins and minerals and the antioxidant properties of the phyto chemical structure of watercress plant.1
Nutritional value of Watercress
Weight for weight, watercress contains more vitamin C than an orange, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach and more folate than bananas.1 Each phyto nutrient is where the health benefits of watercress are contained. These phyto nutrients and their benefits will now be discussed. Watercress contains vitamin A, vitamin B6, B12, iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus which are all required for a healthy body