Regular consumption of watercress can prevent breast cancer: Research

September 12, 2015

Another study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in February of 2007 showed that, in addition to reducing DNA damage, a daily dose of watercress increased the ability of cells to further resist DNA damage that may be caused by free radicals.  In the study, 60 men and women, half of whom were smokers, consumed their usual diet plus 85 grams of raw watercress daily for eight weeks. Blood samples were analyzed for plasma antioxidant status and DNA damage in lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. Watercress consumption significantly reduced lymphocyte DNA damage.

The Southampton and AJCN studies confirm what the Romans, Greeks and Persians  have known for centuries ?? watercress is a powerful natural medicine and nutritionally dense.  Watercress has been prescribed for migraines, anemia, eczema, kidney and liver disorder and tuberculosis.  

As the news of anti-cancer properties of watercress spreads, many consumers will be looking for ways to incorporate this wonderful green into their diets.  Fortunately Watercress is a friendly and versatile leaf, delicious in drinks, salads, soups, sautees, spreads, sandwiches, stews and stir-fry's.  And watercress is widely available thanks to B & W Quality Growers, Inc., the largest producer in the United States.

SOURCE B & W Quality Growers, Inc.