Food Of The Day: Water Cress "Super food: 1.Gram for gram, watercress contains more vitamin C than oranges do,
more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach and more folate than
bananas." 2. Eating watercress daily can significantly reduce DNA
damage to blood cells, which is considered to be an important trigger in
the development of cancer, University of Ulster scientists revealed on
(15 February 2013). 3. The research,
published in this month's American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found
that in addition to reducing DNA damage, a daily portion of watercress
also increased the ability of those cells to resist further DNA damage
caused by free radicals**. 4. reduction in blood triglyceride levels, by an average of 10%
5. significant increase in blood levels of lutein and beta-carotene,
which have antioxidant activity, by 100% and 33% respectively(higher
intakes of lutein have also been associated with a lower incidence of
eye diseases such as cataract and age-related macular degeneration).
6. Average intakes of dietary fibre, vitamin C, vitamin E, folate and
beta- carotene, were significantly higher during the watercress phase of
"Though cultivated year-round, watercress is at
its best and sweetest right now, before warmer weather brings on
bitter-tasting blossoms and tougher stems".
Different ways to Enjoy..
1. Chop and mix it in Chapati Flour. 2. Water Cress Dhal 3. Water Cress and Cauliflower fry. 4. Add some spices to a Pureed Water Cress soup. 5. Water Cress, and Walnuts Salad 6. Finally, be innovative in the kitchen.