A plant long forgotten in the past, a plant that is believed by the scientist and nutritionists to be the healthiest vegetable, a plant with a lot of nutritive characteristics, and its name is watercress. You are on the right place of you wanted to learn more about this nutritive and beneficial vegetable.
Watercress is rich in essential minerals and vitamins. According to some researches and expert nutritionists’ sayings it contains Iron levels more than the spinach does, and it contains Vitamin C more than some citrus fruits do. But that is not all. Read below to find out more on the nutrients of this vegetable.
Watercress has been forgotten, for unknown reasons, throughout the years despite the benefits it can have on our health. But, luckily, since recently it become again part of the meal recipes. Primarily, it has been grown in Eurasia, but it has spread all over the world.
Recent studies show that this vegetable can be certainly considered as the healthiest ever plant in the world. It stimulates appetite, purifies your blood, cleanses your body of the toxins, stops or reduces the oxidant stress in the body… this vegetable simply has a lot of benefits for your health.
People drink watercress juice as their daily routine. Nutritionists recommend this watercress drink to be prepared in 1:5 ratio, diluted with water. One glass of this drink every 3 to 4 days is the recommended dosage for this drink. If exceeded, it can have some side-effects.
You can use this watercress juice if you want to treat some hair or skin conditions, but this time, apply it topically on the affected area. You can also use it as a compress and treat skin and hair issues.
To prepare a compress, just get few watercress leaves and pour over them alcohol and then mix it. Once this mixture is ready, put it on the compress and apply on the affected area. Wrap the compress with bandages. Leave it bandaged for a couple of hours. Then unwrap it and rinse the area with cool water.
Watercress juice can also be also used for tumor growth and metastasis to be stopped. It can be administered by injecting it directly in the body. Prevention of cardiovascular issues and breast cancer spreading can also be treated with watercress juice. Watercress juice can be also beneficial for smokers. Namely, if a smoker consumes watercress salad on daily basis, the harmful effect of smoking can be reduced.
The preparation of this salad is very, very simple and easy. First, wash the watercress leaves. Put them in a bowl. Then, add some water, vinegar and salt. After you added all the necessary ingredients leave the salad for 60 minutes. This way the watercress leaves will soak in the mixture. After 60 minutes, chop the leaves and put them in another bowl. Add garlic, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Your salad is ready now. If you consume this salad on regular basis, you will improve your immune system and you will be well protected against various health issues and diseases.