A Few Things That You May Not Know About The RADISH.
With cold/flu season upon us, I thought I would highlight a veg that you may not know much about and one that has lots of benefits during the upcoming sickie season. The radish is high in nutrients: packed with Vitamins E, A, C, B6, and K. Plus they're high in antioxidants, fibre, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, calcium, iron and manganese.
Relieves Respiratory Disorders
Radishes are an anti-congestive, meaning that they decrease congestion of the respiratory system including irritation of the nose, throat, windpipe, and lungs that can come from colds, infections and allergies. They're a great disinfectant and are rich in vitamins, which further protects the respiratory system.
Sore Throat & Congestion Reliever
Radishes have a strong, natural spice to them, and are quite pungent, which is awesome for preventing illnesses. They eliminate excess mucus in the throat and have been known to soothe sore throats and relieve congestion by clearing the sinuses. Reduces Fever Radishes are considered by some to help lower body temperature and relieve inflammation from fevers. A good method of intake is drinking radish juice mixed with black salt, and since they act as good disinfectants, radishes also fight infections that can cause fever.
So throw some radishes into your juicer or blender, include them in your salads and consider taking a shot of radish juice next time a cold comes along. The always forgotten radish just might save you during your next bout of sickness!