Radish is a root vegetable that belongs to the cruciferous family, and like another member of this family contains the same characteristic oil which is the source of its sharp-tasting flavor. It has different varieties and sizes around the world.
RADISH - NUTRITIONAL FACTS PER 100 GRAMS
Vitamins and Minerals
Radish juice has a powerful detoxifying effect and helps to eliminate toxins and blood and resultantly helps to purify the blood. Further, it helps to remove bilirubin and regulates its production. Preventing the breakdown of red blood cells in people from jaundice by increasing the supply of oxygen.
Radish helps to clean out the kidneys by stimulating the production of urine due to its valuable diuretic properties. This production of urine radish prevents any infections in the urinary system or the kidneys.
Due to powerful antioxidants like Vitamin C, folic acid, and anthocyanins, radish can help to fight against certain cancer like colon, stomach, intestinal, oral, and kidney.
An antioxidant namely anthocyanins present in radish not only has anti-inflammatory properties that help to prevent cardiovascular disease but also help to circulate metabolites and prevent cardiovascular ailments.
Radishes are low in digestible carbohydrates and contain a lot of water, which is helpful to lose weight. The high fiber content not only adds bulk to your stool and facilitates easy expulsion but also makes you feel fuller.
A valuable nutrient named potassium helps to relax the blood vessels and increase the blood flow, hence reducing blood pressure by regulating the flow of blood. As a low glycemic index, its consumption does not impact blood sugar levels. It also regulates the absorption of sugar in the bloodstream.
Due to the presence of Vitamin C, and Vitamin B, along with Zinc and phosphorus, radishes are good for your skin, water content helps to keep the skin moisturized. Radish helps to prevent skin disorders like dry skin, rashes, and even cracks due to its disinfectant properties
We know that radish has diuretic properties which stimulate the production of urine, hence excessive consumption of radish will lead to excess loss of water from your body.
Radish reduces blood pressure by regulating the flow of blood, therefore excess consumption of radish may also lead to low Blood Pressure. Further, pregnant women and gallstone patients should also avoid eating this vegetable in excess.