Preventing Exercise-Induced Oxidative Stress With Watercress


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  1. Fascinating!

  2. Wow this is really a complex topic, but you sum it up pretty well!

  3. I believe oxidative stress during exercise is highly beneficial as say compare to ingesting traffic fumes and cigarette smoke. Our cells maybe damaged by the exercise BUT positive adaptoations do occur over time and the negative effect is only ever temporary with regards to exercise. Testing the ultrmarathoners IMMEDIATELY AFTER A RACE is good and well.. BUT the human body adapts the days/weeks after so any perceived 'damage' is non existent. Optimum balance is critical. I love watercress.

  4. Well, wow, i must be in good shape according to this research. I generally like to drink 500ml of organic green juice including parsley, watercress etc before my runs. Really interesting and enjoyable video. Thanks Dr Greger. Keep em comin !!

  5. this is pretty abstract

  6. Do other green leafy vegetables provide the same benefit post exercise as watercress or can this study only speak for watercress specifically.

  7. a video on food that induces quicker muscle growth would be much appreciated

  8. fck plants ima eat a whole cow tonight lol

  9. If you watch his video on Antioxidant Power, you see that plants (especially herbs) generally have a high concentration of antioxidants.

  10. I don't think that exists, but I would like to see more videos on exercise and such!

  11. How does cooking affect the antioxidant concentration?

  12. Probably ALOT. I steamed a bag of watercress once, after several minutes what remained was a gloopy small pulpy mess. It literally disintegrates when heated. Eat it raw i say, which is what i am sure we would do in nature anyway.

  13. Jungle milf is a dickhead

  14. Another excellent video from Dr Greger.

  15. You can't make billions on broccoli. LOL 🙂

  16. What is considered a serving?

  17. Watercrest grows like weeds in my neighborhood yet cost a bundle in the supermarket.

  18. I love you doc.

  19. well said!

  20. Thanks.

  21. I have vitiligo. It's not too bad, but I have seen it grow a little lately. I've read oxidative stress plays a large roll in vitiligo, so I was happy to watch this video. I'd love to see any nutrition tips or wisdom you could share that may help combat or reverse vitiligo. Thanks so much for your videos!

  22. I hereby nominate Dr Greger to be the first Vulcan chief medical officer if there is ever another Star Trek series.

  23. training longer yay!

  24. Here in England almost all our watercress is grown in Hampshire using fresh water from chalk streams. Fresh packed, it usually arrives at a supermarket withing 24 hours of harvesting (the fresher the better!). Its an ecologically sustainable crop here too – even growing in the middle of the English winter. Just serve with some cracked black pepper, lime juice and finely diced cucumber. Delicious!

  25. Okay, I hear you, doctor.

  26. Here on Vancouver Island BC Canada we have a similar climate but It is very hard to get any watercress period, let alone locally grown. We have something similar that grows wild in the ditches, and have seen some of our Asian population picking it but something tells me it's not organic. LOL!

  27. 100 to 150 grams

  28. Stupendo video!

  29. Jah loved that line Dr… "Watercress … the Bad ass of broccoli!
    I blended some dandelion and spinach with cocunut milk in my vitamix that's what was on hand and hella sore so needed some green antioxidants. Im going to keep an eye out for watercress. Good looking out, thanks Doc for the research and videos you create. Keeping it natural. What is your view on sprouted brown rice and the benefit of the gaba it contains?

  30. you'er the BEST !!! Thank for all the important knowledge

  31. I am unable to find watercress in India. Can you suggest something else instead of this?

  32. Great video! More vids on antioxidants please!!! 🙂

  33. Fruits, especially berries and water rich fruits such as oranges. Butternut squash. Any dark leafy or lettuce greens. Root vegetables such as carrots and potatoes.

  34. lmao, never seen that when I lived there. But I remember the tonns and tonns and tonns of wild blackberry bushes all over on the side of the road and I would always go pick buckets of the stuff.

  35. Finally studies that show what I've been hearing that marathon running is bad for you even though many people have died during marathons.

    I guess a serving of Hibiscus tea before a workout would be a good idea then too. I saw that video where it's anti-oxidant power was vastly greater than even matcha tea.

  36. Anything with anti-oxidants. Greens, fruits, matcha tea, hibiscus tea, etc. There are plenty of greens in India. Even the ones that are illegal over in Canada lol.

  37. Oh yes! Just went out picking yesterday and am going out again today. Love blackberry season. So far I don't look like I've been mauled by a bear but maybe when I'm done today I will.

  38. Don't forget to pick some for me and send all the way to Las Vegas!! haha, oH! and take a elderly person with you picking, they make great bear repellent! lol

  39. Is that from the survival guide that says, " Whoever runs slowest gets eaten." ? lol

  40. This may be a dumb question but why do carnivore animals eat from the animal kingdom and appear to live out normal lives for their species? Or are humans programmed to eat plant based foods? If so, what does that say about our evolutionary ancestors that were known be be hunters and wool gatherers?

  41. R O F L, that made my day. Thanks.

  42. Lol – that made me laugh. I'm sorry you guys don't have fresh watercress. If you ever come to England get in touch and I'll make sure you have a lovely time with our food – mocked before but not now 🙂

  43. we would need an inexpensive and common alternative to watercress.

    what about swiss chard?

  44. This info is GOLD! Thanks for your hard work and dedication Dr Greger.

  45. lolwut

  46. Im 44, i juice daily and watercress daily. I feel souch better. I sleep deep, have strong erections, get a better pump in the gym. Im liking it. I juice half a bag a day, it gives me just a few ounces. Dropp in some granny apples, lemon, chunck of ginger, maybe even a kale leaf or two.

    Pound it down, feel it going through you blood. Amazing.

  47. is ok to eat green leaves at night ?

  48. The coaches to the spartan athletes fed the athletes watercress daily. The reason they found watercress decreased recovery time and increased indurance.

    It was a heavy peice of circular bread, slathered on a heavy butter topped with yogurt and a piles of watercress.

    I also find that when i juice a few ounces into 6 granny apples my leg endurance is directly effected while riding my bike.

    So i started reading about it. Then i gave my finding to some male coworkers to verify when being intimate with thier wives.

    The next day they aproached me and were very exited and said wow unbeleivable. They were speaking anout the intamacy.

    So it wasnt just me, its having a real effect on others also.

  49. I love to eat liver flukes

  50. In your videos you mention single serving but how many ounces in weight?  Can you advise so that this can be duplicated?

  51. The more evidence I see on benefits of vegan lifestyle the more I wonder is this info being deliberately undermined Well I'm glad we still have a choice Now let's hope we can always find good old vegan organic non GMO kosher locally grown none toxic fresh food that's reasonably priced

  52. I don't eat watercress are other vegetables similarly full of antioxidants?

  53. Brilliant video.  How 'bout beets/beet juice I wonder.  Full of o2 sparing nitrates if consumed before a w/o.  Anti-oxidant effect also like cress?

  54. Dr Greger you say that taking vitamin C increases oxidative stress. Your statement is in opposition to the research of Dr. Linus Pauling who says that vitamin C is an ANTI-oxidant that is need by the body because our human bodies do not manufacture its own vitamin C. You say that vitamin C has a negative effect upon DNA after exercising. How does that line up with all the millions of people who report taking vitamin C protects them from cold virus and the flu.

    Also, how does your negative statement about vitamin C stack up against all of the therapeutic work that Dr. Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD has done with high dosages of vitamin C to cure people of all sorts of bacterial and viral infections. Have you read his recent book, "Curing The Incurable – Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins".

    Anybody who is interested in the research that Dr. Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD, cardiologist has done with vitamin C can copy and paste his name on YouTube and watch many of his lectures on the benefits of vitamin C.

  55. An excellent video – as usual! I do a lot of running and used to use chocolate milk preparations to get carbs' and protein as a recovery in the 30 minutes after training sessions…given that exercise usually creates oxidative stress and unhealthy free-radicals, could this be substituted with something like almond milk and cacao powder/nibs? This would hopefully tick all the boxes noted above.

  56. Does anyone know if one needs to eat vegetables immediately before the workout to get this effect or if I eat a 100% whole plant food diet does it work even coming off from sleep fasting? I often enjoy working out more on an empty stomach but I don't want to miss on this anti oxidant effect.

  57. "you cant make billions off broccoli" lol that one killed me

  58. What amount is one serving of watercress?

  59. does garden cress have the same effect? would be much easier to get my hands on regularly

  60. Proof that we can eat meat as long as we base our diet around veggies and fruits (80-90%)! GOLD!

  61. thank you

  62. So exactly how much is considered a serving

  63. Great info by the way

  64. So now I have to buy watercress too? I thought I had it covered with spinach, kale, broccoli and beets.

  65. Now I regret having that chocolate chip cookie after the veggie sandwich

  66. More antioxidants leads to earlier death.

  67. OMG HELP ME………….. MY MUSCLES SKELTON IS ALL MESSEDF UP IN ME ITS SO PAINFUL ALL MY MUSCLES ARE PULLING IN ME AND SO TIGHT AROUND MY RIBS CAGE AND BACKKK… IM GOING TO DIE… HELP ME I WAS READIN ABOUT Oxidative stress HOW DO I EVER GET OUT OF THIS CONDTION ITS SO PAINFUL TO EVEN MOVE NOW . BUT I HAVE TO LIVEE……………… DO I EXERCISE TO BUILD UP MYUSLCES IS IT EVEN PSSOBILE? I AM SO STIFF IN MY IN MY WHOLE CHEST AREA I CANT EVEN TWIST MY RIB CAGE IS SO TIGHT WHAT DO I EVERN DO?????????????

  68. But..you NEED this kind of "stress" to have an effect ! No gains would be the result otherwise !

  69. Exercise-Induced Oxidative Stress is needed to build muscle. This is super outdated.

  70. Awesome video, thanks for explaining to me, why so many vegans live long and healthy lives.

  71. Every day I'm learning new things.

  72. The free radical theory of aging may be totally wrong https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-free-radical-theory-of-aging-dead/

  73. Let's free your body from oxidative stress! Eat berries with clove everyday!

  74. Hurrah!! I'm battling degenerative disc problems/sciatica and eat either watercress or arugula large salads pretty much everyday which is the time my dog gets her longest most joyful walk because I am in the best of shape. My dog thanks you (She probably already knew it anyway:) TX!

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