We love watercress here at the Bollinger house! This little-known cruciferous vegetable boosts the immune system, can help to fight off cancer, and increases overall health and wellness.
Did you know that just a single cup of watercress provides more than 100% of the recommended daily intake (RDI) of vitamin K? It’s also PACKED with plenty of vitamin C and calcium.
Speaking of vitamin C, I’ve tossed in some delicious clementines for an extra immune boost.
Below is a FRESH, quick, and easy salad that only takes about 5 minutes to prepare. The red onion helps to support the body’s natural ability to detox. Plus, the sulfur in red onions helps to stimulate several anti-inflammatory processes which promote healing by enforcing antioxidant defenses. Sulfur also helps detoxify heavy metals in the blood by flushing toxins from the body.
Also included are a few of my favorite ingredients high in healthy fats: avocado, almonds, and olive oil. Avocados are high in magnesium and high in omega-3 fatty acids. Almonds are high in vitamin E and antioxidants. And according to a 2016 study in Nutrients,
Evidence is available in cell and animal models to support the conclusion that OLE [olive leaf extract] does have beneficial effects and there is anecdotal evidence that olive polyphenols have a protective effect against cancer in humans.
Top off your salad with the apple cider vinegar dressing and you’re ready to feast! Enjoy!