Watercress - in season and full of goodness!
A cruciferous plant, watercress has many health benefits, including a high content of vitamins, minerals and antioxidant properties.
Weight for weight, watercress contains more vitamin C than an orange, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach and more folate than bananas!
As well as that each phyto nutrient is where the health benefits of watercress is contained - vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus - which are all required for a healthy body.
Health benefits of eating watercress include:
helps prevent breast cancer & colorectal cancer; improves thyroid health, cardiovascular health and bone health as well as cognitive and psychological health; improves the immune system and helps reduce the risk of strokes
All in all it's a bit of a (dare we say it) superfood!