A single serving of watercress every day will provide nutrition, boost immunity, and so much more.
The good news starts at 11 calories per 100 grams of raw watercress. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a study (at William Paterson University in New Jersey) labeling watercress as the most nurtient dense food and placed it on the top of the list of Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables.
Gluconasturtiin is part of the reason watercress is so powerful. This glucosinolate compound gives watercress its distinctive peppery flavor. Research suggests that this ingredient inhibits the growth of cancer phase-I enzymes.
The ascorbic acid, or Vitamin C, in watercress helps boost your immune system and one serving of the superfood provides over 70% of the RDA requirement for the vitamin.
The Vitamin K, A, B-6 in watercress help ward off Alzheimer's Disease, and provides powerful antioxident properties.
B complex vitamins in watercress help optimize cellular function. Copper, calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous help control heart rate, blood pressure, and strong bone density.