Radishes

 

Many People don't eat radishes, but they pack a big punch nutritionally. Next time you have a salad throw a few on.

Nutritionally

  • Radishes are very low calorie root vegetables; contains only 16 calories per 100 g. However they are very good source of anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins and dietary fiber.
  • Fresh Radishes are rich in vitamin C; provide about 15 mg or 25% of DRI of vitamin C per 100 g.Vitamin C is water soluble, which means it is not stored in the body and you must replace it daily.
  •  They contain  vitamin B-6, riboflavin, thiamin and minerals such as iron, magnesium, copper and calcium. 
  • Helps in maintaining a healthy kidney, liver and gallbladder. It increases the flow of bile, and help to protect the gallbladder.
  • The fiber helps improves digestion. Fiber lowers your risk of diabetes, heart disease, diverticulitis and colon cancer.
  • Is a laxative, helps with constipation
  • Detoxifies and purifies the blood
  • Fights against certain cancers
  • As a diuretic, radishes can help keep the kidneys healthy
  • Can be used as an  expectorant for  a anti-congestive, radishes can relieve congestion and infection in the respiratory system