Is it safe to have Watercress during pregnancy?

Yes, with caution

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Is watercress a pregnancy superfood?

Watercress - also known as 

Nasturtium, Tropaeolum
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Wash it thoroughly before consumption.
Is watercress a pregnancy superfood

Yes, it is! Watercress comes loaded with a whole lot of nutrients and vitamins that are great for mothers-to-be and their developing baby. Folate in watercress helps keep away neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida in the baby and acts as an anti-depressant for expecting mothers. Additionally, watercress is also a good source of calcium and Vitamin C, known for boosting immunity and bone health respectively.

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However, you must wash your watercress thoroughly before consumption, to get rid of any bacteria.

NHS, UK recommends watercress as a good source of calcium during pregnancy.

In some cultures, watercress is believed to cause abortion, however, this is not medically proven.

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Good source of
Calcium, Folate, Manganese, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K
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