Watercress Nutrients and Benefits

Watercress Vegetable, Herb, or WeedWatercress is considered differently around the world because some people consider it as a Herb, some consider it as a Weed, and some people consider Watercress as an Aquatic Vegetable. Other names for the Watercress Herb are Nasturtium or Rorippa. Watercress are cute, little, perennial, very healthy, and semi aquatic leaf vegetables. Sometimes they can grow as high as 120 cm or 47 inches. If you let this plant produce its flowers, then Watercress will become bitter. Watercress Herb is also considered as one of the oldest vegetables that are being used by people. Some people claim that after eating bigger amounts of Watercress Herb they produced Temporary symptoms of Cystitis (an inflammation of Urinary Bladder). Also, Watercress contains high amount of iodine which strengthens and improves the function of your thyroid gland. Watercress contains a great amount of Nutrients and a very good variation of Nutrients. From about one cup or 34 grams of Raw Fresh Watercress we get these Nutrients:
– Vitamin A (Good Amount)
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B9, Folate, Folic Acid
– Vitamin C (Good Amount)
– Vitamin E
– Vitamin K (Extreme Amount)
– Choline
– Protein
– Calcium
– Iron
– Magnesium
– Phosphorus
– Potassium
– Sodium
– Copper
– Manganese
– Selenium
– Omega 3 Fatty Acids
– Omega 6 Fatty Acids
– Natural Sugars
– Dietary Fiber
– Natural Fats
– Calories
– Carbohydrates

The Health Benefits of Watercress are:
– Improves blood clotting
– Reduces bleeding
– Improves kidney function
– Improves bone growth
– May protect from osteoporosis
– Improves wound healing
– Prevents cells from damages
– Improves gums health
– Improves teeth health
– Improves Immune System
– Reduces Aging
– Lowers Risks of some Cancers
– Improves Iron absorption
– Improves Lung health
– Prevents from frequent colds
– Protects from frequent infections
– Improves Eyesight
– Supports Good Vision
– Fights Viral Infections
– Protects from Viral Infections
– Reduces Chances of Night Blindness
– Moisturizes Skin
– Moisturizes Eyes
– Moisturizes Mucous
– Antioxidant Support
– Protects from Free Radicals

4 thoughts on “Watercress Nutrients and Benefits

  1. I had no idea about the benefits of Watercress. Thanks for introducing me to a great way to improve health.

  2. I knew that watercress was good against cold and cough: when we were sick my mum used to give us this mixture to drink (she put in a blender a bunch of raw watercress, some water and honey). I didn’t know it has so many benefits. I always learn something new each time I visit your blog.

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