Drink Watercress Juice To Protect Your Body From 5 Health Problems
Watercress is one of those foods grown since the beginning of human existence.
With a peculiar and spicy flavor, this vegetable is considered one of the most nutritious in the world. And it is not only because of its macronutrients that watercress is beneficial to your health.
If we look more closely, this vegetable contains important vitamins in great concentration, such as Vitamin K, C and A, in addition to minerals such as potassium. Regular consumption of watercress can help you in many ways, including:
If you have fragile bones, one of the possible causes may be vitamin K deficiency, since this vitamin is responsible for the absorption of calcium by the body, this mineral essential for bone health.
Help to Lose Weight
Watercress is one of the vegetables with a low caloric content, and contains good amounts of fiber, which help to increase the sensation of satiety for longer in the stomach, avoiding that consumes more calories than necessary during the day, besides regular the functioning of the intestine.
The watercress has a high concentration of alpha-lipoic acid, a compound capable of increasing our insulin sensitivity and reducing blood glucose levels. By including the vegetable in your diet, it is possible to control diabetes, in addition to preventing the disease.
Experts believe that the consumption of watercress can help prevent several types of cancers, among them, the breast, in addition to acting as a kind of protective shield of our healthy tissues during the treatment of radiotherapy.
Combat respiratory diseases
By having large amounts of vitamin C in its composition, watercress can be helpful in strengthening our immune system, helping to prevent various types of diseases such as colds, flu and other respiratory problems.
Reduce blood pressure
Being rich in potassium and magnesium, watercress also contributes to lowering blood pressure. These nutrients have the fundamental function of vasodilators, which can relax blood vessels.
Vegetables such as watercress are rich in chlorophyll and contain a good amount of enzymes that help in absorbing nutrients and make the digestive process more effective by improving digestion as a whole. If you do not like the taste of watercress, a more palatable way to consume this vegetable is through juices.
Here's how to prepare a watercress juice, great for treating and preventing respiratory problems, as well as providing energy and boosting immunity:
2 oranges, 1 tablespoon watercress, 1 tablespoon honey, 250 ml water
To prepare the drink, simply beat all the ingredients in the blender and consume then.
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