Health Benefits of Eating Radishes

Throughout history radishes have been effective when used as a medicinal food for liver disorders.

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Radishes and their greens provide an excellent source of vitamin C. Radish leaves contain almost six times the vitamin C content of their root and are also a good source of calcium.

Red Globes also offer a very good source of the trace mineral molybdenum and are a good source of potassium and folic acid. Daikons also provide a very good source of potassium and copper.

Radishes, like other member of the curciferous family (cabbage, kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts), contain cancer-protective properties.

Throughout history radishes have been effective when used as a medicinal food for liver disorders. They contain a variety of sulfur-based chemicals that increase the flow of bile. Therefore, they help to maintain a healthy gallbladder and liver, and improve digestion.

Fresh radish roots contain a large amount of vitamin C than cooked radish roots. Radish greens, contain far more vitamin C, calcium, and protein than the roots.

Source: The Times Of India

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