There was once a time when I didn’t know how delicious radishes were. For some reason, I thought I disliked them, so I stayed away from them. All along never realizing that the crisp, subtly spicy, earthy vegetable would one day be one of my favorites.
It was only after unknowingly eating radishes in a salad that I fell in love with them. Now I eat them raw, put them in my sandwiches, and cook with them in many meals. And it’s a good thing I do; radishes are powerhouses of health benefits.
Like any vegetable, you can expect the radish to be full of nutrients. Red radishes are full of vitamins K, A, C, B6, and E. They also store many antioxidants, as well as phytonutrients and minerals like potassium, zinc, and phosphorous
Many of those nutrients are great for healthy skin. Some radish lovers grind the radish into a fine paste and use it like a face mask to promote healthy, clear, hydrated skin.
The high vitamin C content of radishes makes them excellent immune system boosters. The potassium in radishes contributes to a lower blood pressure. And amazingly, radishes are known to heal damage to red blood cells and promote oxygen in the bloodstream.
Raw radish has a high water content, perfect for keeping you hydrated. So eat up and enjoy this little wonderfood.
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