Radish is one of the root vegetables belonging to the family of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli
and cabbage, since ancient times it was believed that eating radish and other vegetables of this
family has a great role in promoting health.
This is proven by modern science. Radishes are generally
easy to grow and store, a high source of nutrients and a poor calorie source. It is characterized by its
pungent taste and attractive color, it is either white or red, green or black, it is a high source of fiber
and distinctive nutrients . It is usually consumed raw as a kind of appetizer and in salads, or it can be
used in making pickles, or it can be used in some recipes such as soups. Let us introduce you to its
nutritional value and its most important benefits as follows:
Radish contains substances known as isothiocyanate, which are the most common antioxidant
compounds known as sulforaphane, substances that have been shown to be effective in fighting
cancer. Radish also contains a number of phytochemicals and antioxidants that are important in
detoxifying the body such as: indoles, flavonoid such as lutein and beta carotene, and zea-xanthin.
Here is some benefits of red radish as :
1- Natural cooling of the body and maintaining its moisture
Eating radish on hot days helps reduce excess heat in the body, as it contains a high content of water
with a very low number of calories (less than 20 calories in a cup full of radish chopped). As a source
of both vitamin C, zinc and phosphorus, they are all tissue nutrients and help in keeping the body and
skin hydrated in particular, so radishes may be one of the favorite summer vegetables to counteract
the heat of the air.
2- Relaxing sore throat
Radish, with its pungent flavor, helps eliminate excess mucus and helps cleanse sinuses, soothe sore
throats and symptoms of a cold, thanks to its powerful antioxidant content such as vitamin C.
3- Enhance immunity and remove toxins from the body
Eating radishes prevents viral infection and boosts immunity due to its high vitamin C content. It is
considered a natural antiseptic for the body and helps in getting rid of free radicals and toxins in the
body through strong antioxidants, which is a high source. It was found that regular consumption of
radish helps to fight different microbes and prevent infection