I am not a big fan of radish! I cannot eat it raw so for me, cooked version is edible. Radish, also called as ‘Mooli’ may not be a favourite salad veggie of many, but the health benefits of radish will definitely attract a lot more fans! Radish, even if it has pungent taste or smell, it definitely is best consumed raw as it retains a;; the nutrients that are otherwise reduced when cooked. Here are the top health benefits of radish:
Radish is beneficial to diabetic patients as its roots possess hypoglycaemic and antidiabetic capabilities. Radish is a well-known non-starchy food and eating this root helps ‘control’ blood sugar levels.
Radish can be added in salads, raw to prevent and treat high blood pressure. The high potassium and low sodium levels of radish helps in maintain the sodium potassium balance in a hypertensive patient. Thus it controls the blood pressure from rising higher than normal levels.
HEALTHY WEIGHT LOSS
Radish can be consumed for a healthy weight loss. Radish are very low in calories and they also contain a lot of fibre, vitamins and antioxidants. When you do excessive gymming or regular workout, you burn fats which leads to excess toxins produced in the body; the high water content in radish helps in increasing urination. Frequent urination will help your body get rid of the toxins.
COLD AND COUGH RELIEF
If you acquire cold and cough frequently, it would be beneficial to include radish in your diet in the form of juice or salad. Radish has anti-congestive properties that helps clear up the mucus formed in throat and nose. Apart from clearing the mucus deposits, this vegetable also has anti-inflammatory properties.
We suffer from constipation at random times and it is definitely not a pleasant condition to be in. Junk food and less water consumption can add on to this condition. Food rich in high fibre can definitely help solve constipation problem. It provides roughage and facilitates bowel movement, and helps clear food stuck in your colon.
Radish is lesser-known for its skin benefits. It helps to make your skin healthy in a number of ways- their high water content keeps you skin hydrated and anti-oxidants helps in removing free radicals and toxins from the skin, thus keeping skin clean, clear and free of acne problems. You may add radish in your smithies, fruit juices, salads and cooked vegetables or even apply its paste on the skin as a face mask.
As discussed earlier, radish helps clear the mucus in throat and keeps respiratory tract healthy. Regular consumption of radish helps in keeping the respiratory tracts clear of allergies and infections, and prevents or treats asthama by protecting the inner lining of this organ.
Regular consumption of radish is helpful in treating various types of cancer like intestinal, colon, stomach, kidney and oral cancer. Radish is good detoxifier having high level of vitamin C, folic acid and flavonoids which have anti-cancer properties.