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Antidepressant and prevents cancer.. Know the top 7 benefits of eating watercress

The medical website "health line" stated that the health benefits of watercress are numerous and include providing nutrition, enhancing immunity, preventing cancer, and supporting the thyroid gland, and these health benefits begin with eating one package of watercress, which is considered as a nutritional supplement.

The report published on the website added that it is possible to use watercress as a type of treatment when suffering from any disease before resorting to drug treatment in various diseases, including:

1. Breast cancer prevention


Watercress has properties that help increase molecules in the blood circulation in the body and may prevent breast cancer recurrence. It is also considered a preventive cancer of the stomach and lung.

2. Prevention of colorectal cancer


Studies have confirmed that eating foods rich in folic acid that watercress contains as part of a daily diet, may serve as a protection against colorectal cancer.

3. Improve thyroid function

Watercress is one of the vegetables that has shown a beneficial effect on the health of the thyroid gland, as it works to reduce the production of thyroid hormone and is more beneficial when eaten raw.

4 Improve cardiovascular health 


Watercress has many secondary metabolites that help reduce the risk of various chronic diseases, as it helps reduce cholesterol levels, which reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis and other chronic heart diseases, and watercress contains vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant, and helps In reducing cardiac tissue damage caused by oxidative stress.

5. Improve bone health


Studies show that watercress is rich in calcium that works in reducing the risk of osteoporosis, repairing and building bones by causing an increase in the production of osteoblasts, the cells responsible for this beneficial activity, which is necessary for the elderly and aging groups.

6. Rich in folic content


Watercress is rich in folic acid, which is an essential nutrient and plays a role in preventing birth defects and in supporting a healthy body on a daily basis.

7. Act as an antidepressant


Low levels of folate may be caused by nutritional deficiency or excessive alcohol intake, and according to recent studies, a low level of folic acid increases the risk of depression, as folic works within watercress with neurotransmitters, and central nervous system pathways.