Leafy Greens Help Prevent Damage Caused by a Workout, Study SuggestsPosted: May 4, 2012
ScienceDaily (Apr. 25, 2012) — Researchers have found that antioxidant-rich watercress can alleviate the natural stress put on our body by a workout. And they found that participants with no watercress in their system who ate the leafy vegetable just two hours before high level exercise still experienced the same level of protection.
Though regular moderate exercise is known to be good for us, the increased demand on our bodies can cause damage to our DNA.
According to a new study from scientists at Edinburgh Napier University and the University of Ulster, eating watercress can prevent some of the damage caused by high intensity exercise and help maximize the benefits of a tough workout.
The study findings have now been published in the in the British Journal of Nutrition.