Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy Food > Vegetables Updated 27 February 2013 Watercress Watercress has many health benefits: it is a traditional treatment for eczema, counters anaemia, may reduce cancer risk and helps avoid and treat infections. 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » Watercress has many health benefits: it is a traditional treatment for eczema , counters anaemia, may reduce cancer risk and helps avoid and treat infections. Watercress provides concentrated antioxidant protection. It must be washed well before eating. Watercress will wilt after a few days, so it is best to eat it as soon as possible.Raw watercress is very low in calories and can be eaten freely. It provides a large portion of an adult's calcium and folate needs. Calories 22 Calcium 170mg Carotenes 2,520 mcg Folate 200 mcg Iron 2,2mg Potassium 230mg Vitamin C 62mg Vitamin E 1,5mg Zinc 0,7mg Per 100g NEXT ON HEALTH24X What will happen to Noakes if he is (really) found guilty? 2016-12-02 14:13 More: Healthy FoodVegetables advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Cipla today announced the launch of its innovative inhaler called Synchrobreathe. Live healthier How loud is too loud? » Heal your hearing Pain relievers linked to hearing loss in women FDA approves balloon device to clear Eustachian tube SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Our ears perform quite a complex job – not only are they responsible for helping us hear, they also assist with balance. Get back into your healthy habits » 7 beach sports to keep you active 7 reasons to start running Here's how to get yourself back into exercise after a break 5 ways to kickstart your fitness routine in 2017 With the festive season at an end, getting back into your fitness routine should be a breeze with these five steps.