Are They Really Superfoods?

Are They Really Superfoods?

What’s Super About Superfoods? 

Have you ever wondered why certain foods are called “superfoods” and if they really are better than other foods? Research shows that some foods truly are super healthy and stand out above the rest when it comes to health and healing. The Macmillan Dictionary defines “superfood” as “a food that is considered to be very good for your health and that may even help some medical conditions.”

Here are two top contenders:

Watercress

Watercress, like beet juice, has been shown in studies to lower blood pressure. It contains similar high levels of the same nutrients found in beets. Beet juice was shown to lower blood pressure in three hours when people drank an 8.5-ounce glass of beet juice. With the watercress study, participants lowered their diastolic blood pressure by an average of 3.7 mm Hg in just three days. In other words, rats who ate watercress had lower blood pressure levels than the rats using medication to treat high blood pressure.

Watercress is also rich in a specific glucosinolate known as gluconasturtiin, which converts to PEITC in the human body. In fact, it contains more PEITC than any other cruciferous veggie. This is significant for fighting cancer. A 2015 study found PEITC has the ability to stop new blood vessels from forming to feed tumors, so tumours can’t access blood supply and multiply.

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6 New Year’s Resolutions You Should Keep

6 New Year’s Resolutions You Should Keep

6 New Year’s Resolutions You Should Keep

It’s time to let go of all the things from 2017 that weren’t good for you…the disappointments, the poor health, the extra weight, the financial challenges, the relationship challenges. Whatever it is, it’s time to let it all go. Join me in choosing to make 2018 your best year yet!

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Thyroid Detox Soup

Thyroid Detox Soup

Thyroid Detox Soup

April “souped off” a size and healed her thyroid. She participated in my July Watercress Soup Diet where she lost 7 lb. and a whole size. This is the theme of the cover story for Woman’s World magazine this week. April was diagnosed with borderline hypothyroid. She believes the watercress soup diet program helped her thyroid. She gained energy and was able to work out like she hadn’t been able to before. This diet helped her when nothing else had helped her lose weight.

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Souping is the New Juicing Hits the News Stands!

Souping is the New Juicing Hits the News Stands!

Watercress Soup Diet

Summer vacations are over. The barbecues, parties, vacations, reunions, and weddings with all the fattening food are passed. Did you gain a few pounds? Well, it’s time to take it off.

I have a tip for you. I’ve proven that the Watercress Soup Diet works! This diet is in my book Souping is the New Juicing. (And guess what! It’s now available!) If you didn’t see it earlier when I published the results of my study in July, here they are again.

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Watercress Soup Diet; Wildly Successful Weight Loss

Watercress Soup Diet; Wildly Successful Weight Loss

Watercress Soup Diet; Wildly Successful Weight Loss

William Patterson University conducted a study that ranked watercress at the #1 spot with a perfect score for the healthiest food. They looked at levels of key nutrients and found watercress to be the best overall in providing a wide variety of nutrients. Many studies have looked at fruit and vegetables and called them superstars for being high in one nutrient. But it is a variety of nutrients that are important for overall health and watercress got the top score. The study was published in the CDC’s journal Preventing Chronic Disease. (1)

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Watercress Fights Cancer

Watercress Fights Cancer

Little Known Benefits of Watercress

I’ve been studying the amazing benefits of watercress for several months now. It’s very exciting to share with you the research on how watercress fights cancer.

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Watercress Wrinkle-Fighting Soup

Watercress Wrinkle-Fighting Soup

Watercress Wrinkle-Fighting Soup

According to Medical Daily “Watercress has been touted as a healing herb as early as the days of Hippocrates, who located the first hospital on the island of Kos, close to a stream to ensure fresh watercress would be available to treat patients. Modern science has found more than 15 essential vitamins and minerals in the herb, such as more iron than spinach; more calcium than milk; and more vitamin C than oranges.” (1)

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Watercress Weight Loss Diet

Watercress Weight Loss Diet

Watercress Weight Loss Diet eProgram

Begins September 18th.

You will receive:

  • The Program – 3 weeks
  • An invitation to a Private Facebook Group where you can ask questions and share ideas. 
  • A copy of Cherie’s newest book, Souping is the New Juicing.

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Here’s the research on why the Watercress Soup Diet is so effective:

Study on Thyroid Improvement

Studies have shown that the benefits derived from regular consumption of watercress may be from “secondary metabolites and other phytonutrients which repair cellular damage.” Watercress works effectively as a preventive against thyroid disease along with some cancers and cardiovascular disease. (Manchali; Journal of Functional Foods, 2012; 4(1):94-106)  (BTW: Dr. Mercola reported on this and recommended watercress for thyroid.)

Watercress is one of the best plant sources of iodine. Studies show that small amounts of iodine “cause slight but significant changes in thyroid hormone function in predisposed individuals.” (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9703374)

Effect of small doses of iodine on thyroid function in patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis residing in an area of mild iodine deficiency. – PubMed – NCBI

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Eur J Endocrinol. 1998 Jul;139(1):23-8. Clinical Trial; Randomized Controlled Trial

“Insufficient iodine intake impairs the production of thyroid hormones, leading to a condition called hypothyroidism. Iodine deficiency results in a range of adverse health disorders with varying degrees of severity.” (http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/minerals/iodine) Iodine | Linus Pauling Institute | Oregon State University lpi.oregonstate.edu

Anti-Aging Food for the Face!

Would you like to look younger while also losing weight?

There is a study reported in the Daily Mail on watercress and anti-aging—the latest wonder food for the face. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2216852/Eat-way-facelift-Watercress-latest-wonder-food-battle-anti-ageing.html)

Eat your way to a facelift: Watercress is the latest way to a facelift: Watercress is the newest wonder food in the battle against aging. The study showed 10 out of 11 females experienced visible improvements to their skin.

Watercress for workouts!

“In this particular study, ten healthy young men were given a small bag of watercress, about 3 ounces, daily for eight weeks. The participants were then asked to execute treadmill workouts that included short bursts of intense exercise. Another group, which was not given watercress also performed the treadmill workout after eight-week as a control.

The athletes who had not eaten watercress experienced more DNA damage, and for the watercress consumers, the benefits were seen after just one dose. In other words, the nutrients didn’t need to accumulate over days. Those who ate the veggie just two hours before hitting the treadmill experienced the same benefits as those who had munched on it daily for two months.” (http://www.shape.com/blogs/weight-loss-coach/eat-green-veggie-better-workout-results.

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Make it more fun…Do it together!!! Everything is more fun when you do it TOGETHER. Friends, sisters, mother/daughter, girlfriend/boyfriend, husband/wife!

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