HIGH NUTRITIONAL VALUE
Watercress absorbs trace elements and minerals from the environment very well. Water, air and soil determine the nutritional value of watercress. That is why our watercress is grown organically on a natural soil that is irrigated with pure spring water and tested frequently. Cressana utilises no pesticides or synthetic fertilisers.
ENERGETIC WITH WATERCRESS
Iodine is essential for the proper functioning of our metabolism, which makes us feel energised. Watercress is a great source of iodine that helps meet our needs without additional salt intake. Watercress is also high in iron, folic acid and vitamin B6, nutrients our bodies need for an efficient oxygen transport. Cressana watercress is also high in Vitamin C, which helps promotes the absorption of iron from our food. In addition, watercress has traditionally been used to keep the respiratory system clear. Free breathing improves the supply of oxygen in our blood.
SUPPORTS NATURAL INTERNAL CLEANING
All kinds of harmful substances that we breathe or absorb with food are converted in the body into substances that are more easily removed through the urine. The pungent components of watercress support this natural internal cleaning. Let's take the example of harmful tobacco smoke: when watercress is consumed, more harmful breakdown of products from nicotine are found in the urine of smokers than when they don't take watercress (Cressana is in clinical trials at the University hospital of Ghent for it's products) . This means that the harmful substances from tobacco smoke are removed from the body faster under the influence of watercress.
THE APPEARANCE: MIRROR OF HEALTH
The natural internal cleaning contributes to a radiant appearance. Not only minerals, but also carotenoids and vitamin C contribute to this. Calcium, magnesium, manganese and Vitamin K are essential for the building of the bones.
Watercress helps digest food fats more easily. Healthy digestion has a positive effect on our natural defenses.
PROTECTION AGAINST FREE RADICALS
It is normal for free radicals to form in the body. These free radicals can cause damage to cells so the body deploys an army of antioxidants to quickly defuse these free radicals. However, there are a number of factors that cause significantly more radicals to be produced than the body can process: stress, little sleep, poor diet, air pollution, ... The result? Faster ageing and less healthy cells. The vitamins from watercress rush to the rescue. Beta carotene, vitamins C and E protect our cells against free radicals.
THE EYE WANTS SOMETHING TOO…
Lutein and Zeaxanthin are natural pigments with protective properties. They are important antioxidants that protect against free radicals. Lutein and zeaxanthin contribute to good eye health. Vitamin A and Zinc are important for good vision.
The essential omega-3 fatty acid (alpha-linolenic acid) from watercress supports the circulation. In addition, watercress provides the body with extra iron, a must for efficient oxygen transport.
A TICKLE IN THE THROAT?
Hippocrates, a Greek scholar, already recognised the soothing influence of watercress on the throat and airways in external cold. Watercress lets you breathe a sigh of relief.
WHEN POLLEN IS IN THE AIR
Watercress gives pollen less chance to mess up your day. After all, watercress contains promising components that specifically support the immune system.
SUPPORTS THE NATURAL DEFENSES
Watercress contains Vit B6, necessary for the production of immune cells and thus helps the natural defenses. The numerous studies that demonstrate the protective effect of vegetables to keep cells and tissues healthy are known. The national food consumption survey shows that only 31.3% of men and 43% of women eat vegetables daily. As a result, they lack the necessary protection. Ones who eat a lot of vegetables optimises his / her health. It is one of the best-researched links between dietary habits and health (source National Nutrition and Health Plan; 2006).
Vegetables from the cabbage family (watercress, broccoli), in particular, attract researchers' attention.
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