Surprising Health Benefits of Radishes


Radish, the crunchy salad vegetable, is grown and consumed through out the world. The radish is an edible vegetable root of the Mustard family.


With their high fiber content, radishes efficiently serve the purpose of assisting in weight loss. Fiber in the diet increases satiety i.e. feeling of fulfillness and brim your hunger without running up your calorie count ultimately helping weight loss.


Radish serve as a useful tool in regulating our bowel movements. Radishes have a high water content which along with its ample fiber amount stimulates intestinal peristalsis and relieves from constipation and bloating.


Radishes serve as detoxifying agents and are highly beneficial is symptoms like jaundice. Jaundice, the yellowish discoloration of skin and mucous membranes and the white of the eye is characterized by increased Bilirubin production. Radishes aid in jaundice by reducing the destruction of red blood cells by supplying fresh oxygen to the tissues. Radishes also helps eliminate harmful toxins and wastes from the blood prompting you to stay healthy. Black radish and radish leaves have been found the most effective in this process.


Being affluent in Vitamin C, Radishes prevent damage to cartilages by free radicals in the body.  Osteoarthritis is a common chronic condition of the joints and  is called the degenerative disease as it involves wear and tear of the joints. Radishes provide 29% of daily vitamin C requirement. The antioxidant action of vitamin C fights free radicals and can be helpful in slowing down the progression of the disease or even prevent it in the first place.


The anti inflammatory action of radishes has been found helpful in relieving inflammation and burning sensation during urination. Radish is diuretic in nature and increases the production of urine, thus help filtering kidneys and help remove toxic wastes in the kidneys and the urinary system which may accumulate to cause urinary disorders.


The high quantity of potassium in radishes provides remarkable benefits in people suffering form hypertension. Potassium has a vasodilating effect on the blood vessels which, according to recent studies, can be equally as helpful in lowering blood pressure as a low sodium intake.


The antibacterial action of radishes helps in preventing skin infections. Vitamin C, b complex vitamin, phosphorus and zinc work together to slow down the symptoms of aging by boosting the production of collagen. As a good source of water, radishes hydrate the skin and prevent it form drying out.


Radishes are blessed with their fair share of potassium. Recent studies suggest that a diet affluent in potassium may be equally as beneficial in lowering bloodpressure as a low sodium one.

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  1. very nice post, i certainly love this website, keep on it

    1. maria says:

      Thank you so much ?

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