Category Archives: Watercress

Watercress (Nasturtium officinale)

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Don’t Forget To Eat Your Greens

Green leafy vegetables are an excellent source of a number of nutrients, and this makes them a healthy choice for most people. However, the main advantage of green leafy vegetables is that they are not associated with energy as they … Continue reading

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Detoxification Vegetables

The human detoxification pathways are complex. However, a simplistic model states that there are two main detoxification enzyme systems in the liver. These are called the phase 1 and phase 2 enzyme systems. Cruciferous vegetables of the Brassica family can … Continue reading

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Brassica Isothiocyanates

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Water Cress: The Forgotten Brassica Vegetable

Watercress is a semi-aquatic plant with alternate toothed leaves and small white flowers (figure 1). The watercress plant is native to Western and central Europe, and can be found in the United Kingdom growing in streams and ditches. The popularity … Continue reading

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