There’s a popular quote about the apple fruit that says “an apple a day will keep the doctor away” but this can be said for this well known vegetable, radish, “eating radish can keep the doctor away” as this little vegetable have so many health benefits, they are countless!
Radish (Raphanus Sativus) a root vegetable that belongs to the Brassicaceae family and is related to kale, cabbage, broccoli, brussels’ sprouts and can be found in many varieties.
A popular vegetable that is grown all over the world and consumed daily because of its sweet taste but a bit peppery.
Native to China radish is considered as one of the healthiest vegetable there is, a round juicy vegetable with thin white skin and white flesh, a vegetable enriched with folic acid, potassium, ascorbic acid, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc, phosphorus, powerful anti-oxidants, carotene, protein, niacin, riboflavin, iron and manganese.
Radish can be cooked or even eaten raw, it is normally used in vegetable salads and in various dishes and all parts can be eaten, the leaves, flowers, seeds and pods, the oil from this awesome vegetable is used too.
Radish is known especially in China for its many health benefits, it is an excellent vegetable to have as a part of your weight loss regime.
It is high in fiber, and this helps to curb the appetite by making you feel full and is very low in calories and it contains lots of water too and this in turn treats dehydration and keeps you hydrated.
It is also known to relieve fever, treats problems of the respiratory system like colds, infections, asthma, bronchitis, protects the liver and gallbladder, treats headache, boost metabolism and energy levels, freshens the breath, treats constipation and it doesn’t stop here!
Radish treats nausea, sinus problems, sore throat, treats insect bite, protects the kidneys, treats skin conditions like rash, prevents a variety of cancers like oral, kidney, intestine, stomach and colon cancer.
Radish juice treats urinary conditions, piles, jaundice and protects the heart from diseases. The only word that can describe this vegetable is “miraculous”, it controls blood pressure and prevents diabetes.
This vegetable is one to definitely have, the juice can also be used as a face astringent. Radishes must be properly washed just like any other vegetable to remove pesticides and unwanted soils and can be found in supermarkets worldwide.