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The Supreme Cancer-Fighting Food You’re Probably NOT Eating!

By Lee Euler / September 28, 2014

The ancient Greek general Xenophon reportedly commented about “how pleasant it is to eat barley cake and some cress when one is hungry by a stream.”

He was referring to watercress, a leafy green plant native to Europe and Asia. Although it is one of the oldest known leaf vegetables consumed by humans, many American households don’t use it.

But a recent study from the William Patterson University in New Jersey might change that…

Continued below…

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The New Jersey research team actually gave watercress a perfect score of 100—the TOP spot on their list of 41 powerful fruits and vegetables!

This is because watercress is packed with fiber, potassium, protein, calcium, folate, vitamin B12, vitamin A, vitamin D and other nutrients considered important to maintain optimal health.

And gram for gram — with more vitamin C than an orange and more folate than a banana—watercress is the perfect option to help prevent cancerous tumor growth!

I love watercress. . .

Realistically, no one’s going to eat an amount of watercress equivalent in weight to an orange. That would be a huge helping. But you’ll enjoy adding more reasonable amounts to your meals from time to time.

Me, I love the stuff. The taste is tangy or “piquant”, if you will. It has character. Watercress is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, which includes broccoli, cabbage and kale. So if you’re a regular reader, you won’t be surprised it’s a nutrition powerhouse. But in my opinion, watercress is a more delicate and classy dish than its relatives.

My first encounter with watercress took place in New York City when I was 18 or so (back before the Civil War. . .) A Japanese restaurant used it as a garnish and also put a bit in their salad. (Come to think of it, that was my first encounter with Japanese food, too.)

Being from Kansas, I found watercress a delicious and exotic treat. I still snap it up when I see it in the supermarket.

A few years later, I heard an old English folk song about watercress, of all things. It seems poor peasants faced with starvation would gather it along streams, to supplement their meager diets.

Maybe it was a poor man’s food, but now we know it was packed with valuable nutrients, too.

U.K. studies show watercress compound
‘flips the switch’ on cancerous tumor growth!

A scientific study conducted by the Cancer Research Centre at Southampton General Hospital’s School of Medicine in the U.K. uncovered evidence that a compound in watercress suppresses breast cancer growth.

Apparently this compound nixes a protein called Hypoxia Inducible Factor (HIF). This protein signals normal tissues to grow new blood vessels that feed the tumor, in the cancer process called angiogenesis.

This process provides the cancer with the oxygen and nutrients needed to grow. In fact, the HIF protein plays a critical role in the formation and spread of cancer tumors.

The study of watercress and its effects on HIF was led by Professor Graham Packham of the University of Southampton.

According to findings published in the British Journal of Nutrition and Biochemical Pharmacology, Prof. Packham then worked with Barbara Parry, Senior Research Dietician at the Winchester and Andover Breast Unit, to perform a pilot study of their findings.

The pilot involved a small group of breast cancer survivors who fasted before eating a cereal bowl full of watercress (80g).

When the study group provided a series of blood samples over the next 24 hours, researchers detected significant blood levels of the plant compound PEITC (phenylethyl isothiocyanate). (See Issue #223 for more about this valuable nutrient.)

What’s more, tests showed measurable effects on the HIF protein—the one that stimulates tumor growth—and without any harmful side effects!

Commenting on the study in a NaturalNews article, anti-aging specialist Dr. Nicholas Perricon said, “If we can turn off the blood supply, we can kill the cancer. And it looks like watercress can do that… to turn off HIF, a signal sent out by cells calling for blood supply.”

Simply put, watercress can choke the life out of cancer cells before they form harmful tumors!

And the amazing variety of nutrients packed within these small green leaves helps nourish your cells to promote optimal health.

Professor Packham tempered his excitement on these findings with a cautionary note that they’re not saying watercress is a cure for cancer. But his group’s research does show it may very well help arrest cancerous growths, not only in the breasts but in other areas of the body as well.

Watercress can help you maintain eagle-eye
vision—and a strong heartbeat too!

Not only is watercress tasty and nutritious, but it’s also been used for years to treat a variety of ailments including migraine headaches, eczema, anemia, tuberculosis and liver disease.

Recent studies show the plant provides a rich source of lutein and zeaxanthin, two carotenoids that may:

  • Lower risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration, the most common cause of blindness in adults
  • Strengthen your cardiovascular system and clear plaque from your arteries

To add to its impressive health-saving abilities, watercress also contains a rich supply of calcium.
Your body needs plenty of calcium to maintain bone density and help prevent osteoporosis. Calcium also helps strengthen your cardiovascular system and can be instrumental in fighting high blood pressure and diabetes.

Unfortunately, supplements are not a good way to obtain the calcium you need. In fact, there’s a great deal of controversy about calcium supplementation. So a calcium-rich food like watercress is especially valuable.

Because it’s a food and not a drug, it’s safe to eat watercress in healthy doses to enjoy both nutritious and therapeutic benefits. As few as three or four servings a month can enhance your health.

So what’s the best way to tap into the health saving benefits of watercress? It’s really fairly simple.

You can purchase it from most grocery stores and simply trim the stems and rinse the greens in cold water.

After drying the leaves on a paper towel or in a salad spinner, use the watercress as you would a lettuce for salads… sandwiches… in soups… or as part of a stir fry dish or as a garnish.

Why not give it a try? Eating watercress could be one of the easiest things you do to keep cancer at bay!

 

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Lee Euler, Publisher

Oliver was doomed to die from
cancer within 8 hours –

But then he found out what to do. . .

Oliver had reached the end of the road in his seven-year fight against cancer. His doctors didn’t think this 32-year-old man would live through the night.

But when I talked to Oliver six years later, he was the picture of health! He got rid of his cancer completely.

Yes, Oliver found the answer — his own cancer miracle.

I sat down with him and his doctor and they told me an incredible story. . . a story that could help save you or someone you love from this dreaded disease.

If you’d like to hear it, click here now.

 




 

References:

Baker, S.L. Breast cancer breakthrough: watercress turns off signal that causes tumors to develop. 13, October 2010. Available at http://www.naturalnews.com/030029_watercress_tumors.html
Benson, J. 2010. Watercress prevents cancer. NaturalNews, 27 September, 2010 Available at http://www.naturalnews.com/029860_watercress_cancer.html
Michelle, R. 2014. Watercress gets perfect score of 100 in study that ranks foods by nutrient levels. NaturalNews, 11 June, 2014. Available at http://www.naturalnews.com/045520_watercress_nutrient_levels_food_ranking.html
Sharifah S. Syed Alwi, Breeze E. Cavell, Urvi Telang, Marilyn E. Morris, Barbara M. Parry, Graham Packham. In vivo modulation of 4E binding protein 1 (4E-BP1) phosphorylation by watercress: a pilot study. British Journal of Nutrition, 2010; 1 DOI: 10.1017/S0007114510002217
Tsoukanelis, E. 2007. Watercress benefits for cancer protection, vision and heart health. Life Extension Magazine. Available at http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2007/nov2007_sf_watercress_01.htm
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Lee Euler

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