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Watercress Is a Great Food to Include in Your Spring Detox

Learn to Love Watercress

Although watercress is farmed all year round its true season is Spring. The spicy yet odd taste of watercress is something people either love or hate. It is easy to love if you're an Anglophile — I totally associate cress with those lovely crustless tea sandwiches.

This pungent green is high in both vitamins C and A with a touch of calcium too. Considered an anti-cancer food, watercress is low in calories, only four per cup of raw greens.

Watercress is also considered a detox food since it helps energize cleansing enzymes in the liver. Toss this green into salads or put it on sandwiches. I personally love it with egg salad. Watercress makes a nice Spring soup when cooked and pureed with potatoes and broth. At a loss for how to fit this superfood into your diet. My culinary pal POPSUGAR Food has many recipes featuring watercress. How do you like to eat watercress? Share the details below.

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