We know you know red radishes and maybe white radishes but now is the time to hunt down some purple or black radishes at your local farmer’s market or health food store so that you can add a bit of pizzazz to your meals.
Whatever color radish you decide to buy, you can eat them raw, cooked or pickled. It is suggested you eat them raw to get the most nutritional value from the radish but raw radishes can be a little strong so adding them to a soup broth or simmering them until cooked will make them milder.
Why eat a Radish?
- Radishes are very good for your stomach and act as a powerful detoxifier.
- If you are constipated, try eating a radish. Radishes help facilitate digestion and soothe your digestive system.
- As a natural diuretic, and detoxifier radish juice can help inflammation in the urinary tract and will help your kidneys by removing excess toxins.
- Radishes are low in calories, high in roughage and contain large amounts of water which help keep you feeling satiated.
- Packed with antioxidants, radishes are great for keeping your body healthy.
- As an anti-congestive, radishes can help relieve irritation to the respiratory system caused from cold, infections and allegergies.
- Because it is a good source of potassium, radishes can help reduce blood pressure and increase blood flow.
- With a low glycemic index, radishes will not spike your sugar levels.
- Your skin will thank you for eating a radish. Radishes offer vitamin C, phosphorous, zinc, and plenty of water to hydrate your body. If you are suffering from skin rashes or dry skin, a smashed up radish used as a facial mask will help. Drinking radish juice is thought to help reduce acne and blemishes.
- Radishes will help the body absorb beta-carotene so it is an excellent idea to eat a salad with grated carrots and radishes.