The Food That Could Help You Recover From Exercise Faster – Watercress

 

 

You all know how it goes. … You want to get in shape or in better shape so you start killing yourself at the gym.   However these intense workout routines catch up to you and begin to wear on your body.   What if there was a food that you could eat daily that would decrease the wear on your body??   Watercress is a vegetable that has been proven to help the body recover from exercise faster!

 

benefits of watercress

Foods that help you recover from exercise faster

Benefits of Watercress 

  • High  in antioxidants
  • High in iron
  • High amounts of calcium
  • High in vitamins A, and C
  • Great source of Folic Acid
  • Rich in Fiber

 

Recover From Exercise Faster

” Scottish researchers found that daily consumption of small amounts of watercress prevented post-exercise muscle soreness in response to treadmill running and weight training.  The researchers speculated that the antioxidants in watercress prevented cell membrane and DNA damage in the muscle cells, which reduced the damaging effects of exercise (FitnessRx).”

 

Watercress has more calcium then milk and more iron then spinach!!   Watercress also helps to rid the body of toxins, has anti inflammatory properties, has anti cancer properties, is know as a aphrodisiac, help to control blood glucose levels, and is great for hair skin and nails.

 

watercress foods

Watercress Salad

Using watercress to recover from exercise faster, could be the best way to exercise harder and get better results!   Recovery is an important part of any exercise  program!  Add this food to your sandwiches, shakes, juices (if juicing), salads, and even water for a super detoxifying meal or beverage that could get you to your goal faster!

 

Every Healthy Choice Counts,

Adria

BS, CPT, PES, CES

 

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