Posted in June 9, 2022
It’s no secret that leafy greens are packed with nutrients that help keep our bodies healthy. While popular picks like spinach and kale get the most air time, there’s another leafy green that deserves just as much attention – watercress!
Watercress is a leafy green vegetable, also known as watercress and Italian watercress. It’s a cruciferous vegetable just like broccoli and cabbage.
Unlike more common (and bland) salad bases like romaine, buttered lettuce, or spinach and kale, arugula has a bigger kick, with many describing it as peppery and a little spicy.
Here are some of the nutrients that are high in watercress:
Folic acid These nutrients help keep cells healthy and functioning optimally.
magnesium It plays an important role in calming your nervous system as well as supporting heart health.
the basic – Do you need to balance blood sugar? Fiber is the card, and it’s also great for helping support gut health and detoxify the body.
Vitamin A Helps support healthy skin, eyes, and reproductive health.
Calcium Maintains strong and healthy bones as well as proper functioning of your muscles and nerves.
Next time you’re in the mood for a salad or sandwich, consider adding some arugula into the mix.
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