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In season… WATERCRESS

This unassuming perennial packs a mighty health punch as big as its mustardy flavour
DID YOU KNOW? To make watercress last longer, put it in a glass of wa ter in the fridge, covering leaves with a plastic bag.

When Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, built his hospital on the Greek island of Kos, he made sure to do so near a natural spring. Why? To ensure a ready supply of watercress. Convinced of its healing properties, he used the peppery plant to treat blood disorders. And his assumptions weren’t wrong: watercress is a lean, green, health-giving machine, yet often overshadowed by fellow brassica rocket – despite its far-superior nutritional rundown.

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Have you thought about your sleep recently? It’s one of the key pillars of our wellbeing, which is why we’ve delved into all things bedtime this issue. Inside, you’ll find simple, science-backed fixes to all your sleep worries, from insomnia to snoring, plus our body clock training plan and moves to help you snooze. We investigate whether fat really deserves its bad rep, uncover the intricacies of the placebo effect, and explore 2019’s biggest wellness trend: blue health. Plus, our food section champions light Easter bakes, three beauty experts dish on their bedtime routines, and Jess Ennis-Hill talks family and fitness since retiring. Find all this and more in the brand new issue of Healthy!