Think Watercress

256px-Watercress_(2)Add this amazing superfood to your cancer-fighting arsenal. Read below for more information. Here’s an example of how to use it in juice:

Watercress & Pineapple Ingredients: A few slices of ripe pineapple, 1 thin slice lemon or 1 tbs lemon juice, 1 handful watercress already chopped up

Directions: Blend all well. Add honey if necessary to sweeten For 2 servings

Tips: Juice the watercress first as it doesn’t crush easily.

Value:

  • A single portion of watercress increases cancer-fighting molecules in the bloodstream within hours.
  • According to researchers, this could even prevent the condition from developing or from recurring.
  • Watercress also makes a healthy addition to a cold salad.

“Cultivated in pure spring water, watercress has been revered as a superfood down the centuries. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, is said to have located his first hospital close to a stream to ensure fresh watercress to help treat his patients. Greek soldiers were given it as a tonic before going into battle and the 16th Century herbalist Culpepper claimed it could cleanse the blood. It is brimming with more than 15 essential vitamins and minerals. Gram for gram, it contains more iron than spinach, more vitamin C than oranges and more calcium than milk.” ~ Ulster University  

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