Weight Loss: Radishes are very filling, i.e. fills your stomach and satisfies your hunger easily without giving you many calories, as they are low in digestible carbohydrates, high in roughage and contain a lot of water. It is a very good dietary option for those determined to lose weight.
Radishes can be white, red, purple or black, long cylindrical or round in shape with green leaves. TeenasPrideCSA offers many delicious varieties of radishes!
Nutrient Value & Health Benefits:
Cancer Prevention Radishes are part of the Brassica family, otherwise known as cruciferous vegetables. Research suggests that the antioxidants and other compounds in cruciferous vegetables help in the prevention of cancer. In addition, radishes are high in fiber, which helps fight colon cancer, while compounds known as isothiocyanates affect genetic pathways in cancer cells, even inducing apoptosis (cancer cell death).
Heart Health Studies have found that the antioxidants in radishes may reduce cholesterol levels in the body, which in turn will lower the risk of heart disease and heart attack.
Digestive Health Radishes stimulate the production of bile. Maintaining a healthy level of bile production is beneficial for digestion, as well as liver and gallbladder health. Additionally, radishes can be used to treat constipation, because they are very high in fiber.
Detoxification Radishes are believed to be a useful treatment for jaundice because they may help to purify the blood and raise oxygen levels.
Diuretic Diuretic in nature, radishes help with kidney and liver function and may be beneficial in the the treatment of urinary disorders.
Blood Pressure Radishes are a great source of potassium, which has been found to help regulate blood pressure.
Blood Sugar Control Radishes have a low impact on blood sugar levels. They are very low on the glycemic index, which means that diabetics can eat them without worrying about their insulin levels.
Weight Loss Because radishes are high in fiber, low in calories, and low on the glycemic index, they make a great part of any weight loss diet.
Vitamin C Just half a cup of radishes makes up about 14 percent of your recommended daily amount of vitamin C.
Tips for Use:
EAT THEM RAW! COOK THEM by ROASTING, BAKING, BOILING and more!!!
DONT THROW AWAY RADISH GREENS Radish greens, contain far more vitamin C, calcium, and protein than the roots!
Look on our website for exciting and delicious recipes using the incredible radish. Just type into the search box on the upper right-hand corner of the page.
Tips for Storage:
Remove green tops (use tops soon!) and trim the tap roots; store in plastic bags. Do not wash until just before using.