Monday, 1 October 2012

GM-Fitness Birthday Blogger!

Afternoon all.

GM-Fitness here..

So October has hit us And today I want to Talk about cress Why? Because this superfood has so many benefits on the human body. Works wonders for fighting free radicals if eaten pre workout!

Check out afew things below,

Watercress nutrition facts

This rich flavored green leafy vegetable is store house of many phytonutrients that have health promotional and disease prevention properties.

  • One of the very low calorie green leafy vegetables (11 kcal per 100 g raw leaves) and very low in fats; recommended in cholesterol controlling and weight reduction programs.

  • It is one of the excellent vegetable sources for vitamin-K; 100 g provides over 200% of daily recommended intake. Vitamin K has potential role bone health by promoting osteotrophic (bone formation and strengthening) activity. Adequate vitamin-K levels in the diet helps limiting neuronal damage in the brain; thus, has established role in the treatment of patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

  • Cress is also excellent source of vitamin-Aand flavonoids anti-oxidants like ß carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin.
  • It is also rich in B-complex group of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin and pantothenic acid that are essential for optimum cellular metabolic functions.
  • It is also rich source of minerals like copper, calcium,potassium, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus. Potassium in an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure by countering effects of sodium. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzymesuperoxide dismutase.Calciumis required as bone/teeth mineral and in the regulation of heart and skeletal muscle activity.

  • Regular inclusion of cress in the diet is found to prevent osteoporosis, anaemia, vitamin A deficiency and believed to protect from cardiovascular diseases and colon and prostate cancers.

    So GM-Fitness members why dont you try adding some watercress to your daily diet, And start reaping the long term Benefits...

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