Preventing Exercise-Induced Oxidative Stress With Watercress Updated on October 19, 2019 By William Clement 74 Comments By William Clement 74 Comments qwe098qwe098qwe098 August 14, 2013 Fascinating! Reply Shinichi Kudo August 14, 2013 Wow this is really a complex topic, but you sum it up pretty well! Reply organicsuperman August 14, 2013 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. Reply organicsuperman August 14, 2013 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 !! Reply J.A. August 14, 2013 this is pretty abstract Reply jaakizamazin August 14, 2013 Do other green leafy vegetables provide the same benefit post exercise as watercress or can this study only speak for watercress specifically. Reply Samuel McKenzie August 14, 2013 a video on food that induces quicker muscle growth would be much appreciated Reply My foot was a balloon August 14, 2013 fck plants ima eat a whole cow tonight lol Reply Shinichi Kudo August 14, 2013 If you watch his video on Antioxidant Power, you see that plants (especially herbs) generally have a high concentration of antioxidants. Reply Shinichi Kudo August 14, 2013 I don't think that exists, but I would like to see more videos on exercise and such! Reply Shinichi Kudo August 14, 2013 How does cooking affect the antioxidant concentration? Reply organicsuperman August 14, 2013 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. Reply Afro Latina August 14, 2013 Jungle milf is a dickhead Reply OldVegan August 14, 2013 Another excellent video from Dr Greger. Reply tdreamgmail August 14, 2013 You can't make billions on broccoli. LOL 🙂 Reply leaningraw August 14, 2013 What is considered a serving? Reply Joe Chalverus August 14, 2013 Watercrest grows like weeds in my neighborhood yet cost a bundle in the supermarket. Reply Hotmess.21 August 14, 2013 I love you doc. Reply Manuel E. Millan August 14, 2013 well said! Reply organicsuperman August 14, 2013 Thanks. Reply migraine516 August 14, 2013 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! Reply cruciferousvegetable August 14, 2013 I hereby nominate Dr Greger to be the first Vulcan chief medical officer if there is ever another Star Trek series. Reply Marvin Light August 15, 2013 training longer yay! Reply TomaszJohan HuntervdBerg August 15, 2013 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! Reply growingneeds August 15, 2013 Okay, I hear you, doctor. Reply balderdashery G August 15, 2013 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! Reply Andreas748 August 16, 2013 100 to 150 grams Reply Stoudamire3 August 16, 2013 Stupendo video! Reply alehoneydro August 17, 2013 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? Reply האחים גיל August 17, 2013 you'er the BEST !!! Thank for all the important knowledge Reply Mayuri Dilip August 18, 2013 I am unable to find watercress in India. Can you suggest something else instead of this? Reply MissPalmtree2012 August 18, 2013 Great video! More vids on antioxidants please!!! 🙂 Reply Elliot August 18, 2013 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. Reply WaterspoutsOfTheDeep August 19, 2013 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. Reply Brian Robinson August 20, 2013 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. Reply Brian Robinson August 20, 2013 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. Reply balderdashery G August 20, 2013 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. Reply WaterspoutsOfTheDeep August 21, 2013 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 Reply balderdashery G August 21, 2013 Is that from the survival guide that says, " Whoever runs slowest gets eaten." ? lol Reply O. Robau August 21, 2013 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? Reply WaterspoutsOfTheDeep August 21, 2013 R O F L, that made my day. Thanks. Reply TomaszJohan HuntervdBerg August 23, 2013 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 🙂 Reply Daniel Manahan August 26, 2013 we would need an inexpensive and common alternative to watercress. what about swiss chard? Reply dtadeo2006 August 26, 2013 This info is GOLD! Thanks for your hard work and dedication Dr Greger. Reply tMatt September 12, 2013 lolwut Reply mjs1231 September 15, 2014 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. Reply Quran Now September 16, 2014 is ok to eat green leaves at night ? Reply mjs1231 September 26, 2014 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. Reply Torulv November 21, 2014 I love to eat liver flukes Reply FOR8YESHUA August 16, 2015 In your videos you mention single serving but how many ounces in weight? Can you advise so that this can be duplicated? Reply NET MATE January 17, 2016 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 Reply Anders Mouse February 28, 2016 I don't eat watercress are other vegetables similarly full of antioxidants? Reply Golan Remmen April 15, 2016 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? Reply johnny102marvin May 10, 2016 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. Reply elfed joseph November 11, 2016 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. Reply Ruth Ruthless January 24, 2017 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. Reply Drea O May 24, 2017 "you cant make billions off broccoli" lol that one killed me Reply Banana Baby May 26, 2017 What amount is one serving of watercress? Reply skeli7 June 23, 2017 does garden cress have the same effect? would be much easier to get my hands on regularly Reply Goran Maksimovic October 27, 2017 Proof that we can eat meat as long as we base our diet around veggies and fruits (80-90%)! GOLD! Reply Alessandra Farias November 22, 2017 thank you Reply Chaz Miller November 27, 2017 So exactly how much is considered a serving Reply Chaz Miller November 27, 2017 Great info by the way Reply matchbox555 December 25, 2017 So now I have to buy watercress too? I thought I had it covered with spinach, kale, broccoli and beets. Reply Songo May 31, 2018 Now I regret having that chocolate chip cookie after the veggie sandwich Reply Espen Harbin July 29, 2018 More antioxidants leads to earlier death. Reply Sheryl faro September 23, 2018 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????????????? Reply Justus Stern March 18, 2019 But..you NEED this kind of "stress" to have an effect ! No gains would be the result otherwise ! Reply fuckyou7037 March 21, 2019 Exercise-Induced Oxidative Stress is needed to build muscle. This is super outdated. Reply Just a healthy person. March 21, 2019 Awesome video, thanks for explaining to me, why so many vegans live long and healthy lives. Reply T&T SL April 2, 2019 Every day I'm learning new things. Reply Deus Ex April 30, 2019 The free radical theory of aging may be totally wrong https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-free-radical-theory-of-aging-dead/ Reply Marco Meerman September 12, 2019 Let's free your body from oxidative stress! Eat berries with clove everyday! Reply evelyn baron September 30, 2019 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! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.