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