Eating Watercress during Radiotherapy Treatment for Breast Cancer

Posted On: Wednesday September 11th, 2013 Author: mustard Comments: 0

Two hundred breast cancer patients are being recruited to take part in an eight week dietary trial involving the consumption of a bag of fresh watercress a day as part of an international study aimed at demonstrating the importance of … Continue reading

Festival goer smashes the World Watercress Eating record

Posted On: Monday May 20th, 2013 Author: mustard Comments: 0

Alresford resident Glenn Walsh set a brand new record in the World Watercress Eating Championships 2013 at the annual Watercress Festival. Glenn chomped down two bags of fiery watercress in an incredible 35 seconds, smashing the previous record by 16 … Continue reading

Studies Back Watercress Cancer-Fighting Claims

Posted On: Tuesday August 28th, 2012 Author: mustard Comments: 0

A study reported in the current Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that a compound contained in watercress – phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC) – inhibited the spread of breast cancer in mice. It coincides with a study in the London-based … Continue reading

Watercress Prevents Damage Caused by a Workout

Posted On: Tuesday May 8th, 2012 Author: mustard Comments: 0

Researchers have found that antioxidant-rich watercress, often labelled a super-food, can alleviate the natural stress put on our body by a workout. Though regular moderate exercise is known to be good for us, the increased demand on our bodies is also … Continue reading

Champagne of the Cress World

Posted On: Wednesday October 5th, 2011 Author: kevin Comments: 1

British watercress farmers are one step closer to becoming the ‘champagne’ of the cress world after passing the first stage of their battle to gain EU protected status for the age-old method of growing watercress in pure, mineral rich flowing … Continue reading

Watercress and Salmon Fight Cancer

Posted On: Tuesday July 26th, 2011 Author: kevin Comments: 0

Happy Couples: Serve Salmon with Watercress to Fight Cancer. Watercress contains the plant chemical sulforaphane, a weapon against cancer. Salmon is a source of trace mineral selenium, a lack of which has been linked with higher instances of breast, lung … Continue reading

Watercress in New Anti-cancer Diet Book

Posted On: Tuesday June 21st, 2011 Author: kevin Comments: 0

Zest For Life. A new book highlights a recent study by Oregan State University which indicates that cruciferous vegetables such as watercress are thought to contain a molecule which eliminates toxic compounds linked to the development of cancer. The research … Continue reading

World’s Healthiest Sandwich

Posted On: Sunday April 24th, 2011 Author: kevin Comments: 0

Simply Bursts with Health! Since the Earl of Sandwich paired watercress with cold roast beef in the nation’s first-ever takeaway back in 1762, watercress has been favoured as the salad leaf of choice in countless sarnies through the centuries. In … Continue reading

Cancer Fighting Ability

Posted On: Friday January 28th, 2011 Author: kevin Comments: 0

New Discovery of Cancer Fighting Ability of Cruciferous Veg Science Daily, January 2011. Scientists are reporting discovery of a potential biochemical basis for the apparent cancer-fighting ability of broccoli and its cruciferous cousins which include watercress. They found for the … Continue reading