Although this blog isn’t chiefly about watercress, despite the name, I decided to explore it in several posts this year. I’m glad I did because I learned much I didn’t know and hope you did too.
In this post I’ve gathered the watercress posts in one place for your convenience. If you don’t want to read all of them now, bookmark this page so you can come back to it.
Watercress contains significant amounts of iron, calcium and folic acid, in addition to vitamins A and C. Many health benefits are attributed to eating watercress , such as that it acts as a mild stimulant, a source of phytochemicals and antioxidants, a diuretic, an expectorant, and a digestive aid. It may also have cancer-suppressing properties, and is widely believed to help defend against lung cancer.Keep reading
Oxalate is a waste product of the body’s metabolism but is also found in many foods including peanuts, rhubarb, spinach, beets, Swiss chard, chocolate, sweet potatoes- and watercress.Keep reading
Fascioliasis is found in all continents except Antarctica, in over 70 countries, especially where there are sheep or cattle. People usually become infected by eating raw watercress or other water plants contaminated with immature parasite larvae.Keep reading
exploring the HEART of watercress
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