Sunday, December 23, 2012


Watercress - full of health

Miraculous properties readily accessible and inexpensive plants

Learn more about a plant that contains more vitamin C than oranges, more iron than spinach and more calcium than milk. Healing watercress will also help you digest a meal, your health and will provide many benefits.

Healing watercress (Nasturtium officinale) is a water plant with long stems, with small, round, light green leaves. Interestingly, the Romans and the Persians used watercress as food for the brain, a kind of tonic for the nerves, but also as an aphrodisiac. It is generally used only for decoration of dishes, but its nutritional value is so high that these sheets are sharp and bitter tastes deserve to be eaten raw.

The raw leaves have the highest nutritional value. Watercress can be confused with other ingredients in juices and salads, and can be used for soup. Once you run into a reliable source of quality watercress, you can wrap around grapes or pineapple chunks and this is a way to consume raw. Although many in the form of bitter, you can also use it as a raw addition to a variety of salads.
Lutein, iodine and enzymes

They find the food that slows down aging, and is just as good, and some say better than many other foods that are applicable for this purpose. It contains a lot of lutein, which improve or at least maintain healthy eyes despite aging. Watercress also contains large amounts of iodine, so much so that it is not recommended for people who suffer from hyperthyroidism.

Extremely high amounts of iodine watercress gives an advantage over other plants in the crucifer family.KrstaĊĦice are rich in nutrients that help prevent cancer, and all contain nutrients with sulfur molecules.Some of these compounds can help the liver in the detoxification process of the second step.

It also contains enzymes that help the liver to produce and deliver glutathione into the cells of our bodies.Glutathione is considered to be the main antioxidant molecule as it adds and recycles spent antioxidants maintaining their activity in order to protect the cells from oxidative stress.

Watercress you rarely find in stores, but if you buy seeds or seedlings in the garden centers, which cost an average of about 1,5 euro, you solve the problem. This will 'cure' to grow in the home. 

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