Watercress is a refreshing vegetable to add to your meals.

It is a good source of iron, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, as well as vitamins A, C and K.

It aids in digestion and can act as a diuretic.

It contains lutein and beta-carotene, and can protect smokers from lung cancer by inhibiting a potent carcinogenic compound in tobacco.

Watercress can be eaten raw (after thorough washing), or consumed after light steaming or a quick sautéing.

[1] Collins, Elise Marie. An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods: A Shopper’s Companion. San Francisco, California:

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