Watercress and Cancer Prevention

Fight Cancer with Watercress:

Watercress is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to your health. With over 50 essential nutrients, its benefits run the gamut from eye to heart health. Now, we’re going to focus on watercress and cancer prevention.

A growing body of evidence suggests watercress can help prevent the spread of cancer cells, including breast cancer cells. So it’s no wonder our favorite superfood continues to grow in popularity.

Watercress is a cruciferous vegetable, which are generally known as cancer-fighters due to their high levels of phytochemicals known as isothiocyanates. Specifically, watercress contains an abundance of phenylethyl isothiocyanate, which interferes with a critical protein in cancer development.

Though this family of vegetables can help stop the spread of cancer cells, studies indicated that watercress specifically is associated with a reduced risk of several cancers. For example, in a University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Study, watercress appeared to stop human prostate cancer cells from growing in mice.

Frequent consumption of watercress is also associated with a reduction in DNA cell damage and an increase in antioxidant activity in the body, both of which may help fight cancer, according to research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Here at B&W Quality Growers, we know that many of our most loyal fans are already aware of the plethora of health benefits that our favorite leafy green offers. For those who want to know more, please be sure to follow us on social media. We continually share fun and interesting facts about watercress and highlight ways to incorporate it into your diet in unique and delicious recipes. From cancer prevention information to exciting recipes, we are your source for all things watercress.

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Author: Ruth Bozeman has over 20 years in the marketing and health and fitness industries with a proven track record of trust and innovation. Contributing: Steve Rothwell is a world-renowned Ph.D. He’s been a significant contributor to over 20 research programs centered on crop sustainability, food safety, and the nutritional value of Watercress, including anticancer properties.


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