Watercress Reverses Exercise Damage

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According to new research Watercress, can alleviate the stress put on our body by an exercise workout, researchers at the University of Ulster have discovered.

Regular moderate exercise has too many health benefits to mention, but there is a down side to too much training. It can break the body down, the increased demand on our bodies is known to cause damage to our DNA.

Consuming the antioxidant-rich watercress can thwart some of the damage caused by harsh exercise and may assist in maximising the benefits of exercise.

A recent study by researchers at the UU’s Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute (SESRI) has shown that eating even a tiny amounts of the superveg each day has helpful effects.

“Although we are aware of how good exercise can be for our bodies, pounding the treadmill, or lifting heavy weights can take its toll,” said Dr Gareth Davison, who is based at UU’s Jordanstown campus and who led the study.

“The increased demand on the body for energy can create a build-up of free radicals which can damage our DNA.

“What we’ve found is that consuming a relatively small amount of watercress each day can help raise the levels of important antioxidant vitamins which may help protect our bodies, and allow us to enjoy the rewards of keeping fit.”

The study was published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

Good nutrition generally means balanced approach to your eating. If you are attempting to starve yourself into losing weight or changing shape then you are on the wrong diet and getting the wrong advice.

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Miles Harrop CHt, (IMDHA), CFT, (ISSA)