Nitrate-rich foods such as watercress help to lower blood pressure. Natural nitrates found in watercress also improve oxygen supply in your blood to improve Vo2 Max (maximal oxygen uptake), a great indicator of aerobic fitness.
Our bodies naturally detox every day and amino acids in watercress make fat soluble toxins in our bodies water soluble so they can be easily removed or excreted.
The peppery compound in watercress, called isothiocyanate (ITC), protects the skin from UV damage and premature ageing. Watercress contains nutrients associated with the maintenance of normal vision and eye health including vitamin A, vitamins C and E, alpha-linolenic acid and carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin and beta-carotene.