Health Benefits Of Radish

Radish has a good source of minerals like calcium and potassium and antioxidants. When together, these nutrients help lower high blood pressure and reduce your risk for heart disease. Radish is one of the healthiest vegetables. They are often used in the culinary world and add a pungent, peppery taste to dishes. The pungent and spicy taste in radish is because of its high nutrients. When it comes to carbohydrates, radishes are low in carbs which makes them a great choice for people who are trying to control sugar intake or those who are monitoring their carbohydrate intake. This vegetable even has a low glycemic index level and is rich in several minerals and vitamins such as:

● Calcium

● Iron

● Manganese

● Niacin

● Vitamin C

● Riboflavin

● Thiamine

● Vitamin B6

● Folate

● Potassium

Cancer protection:

Radish contains sulfur-containing compounds found in cruciferous vegetables known as glucosinolates. These compounds found in radish help in protecting your cells from the genetic mutations that can cause cancer. They may even be helpful in eliminating cells that have the potential to grow into cancerous cells in the future.

Good for digestion:

Radish is helpful in preventing constipation as it is rich in fiber and eating enough fiber each day can help to prevent constipation, acid reflux, and digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome.

Good for skin health and hair:

Drinking radish juice regularly can give your skin special boosters to stay healthy and it is due to the richness in Vitamin C, phosphorus, and zinc. This even helps to keep dryness, pimples, rashes, and acne at bay. Applying it to your hair can help to remove dandruff and prevent hair loss and strengthen the root too.

Metabolism friendly:

This highly nutritious vegetable is not only good for your digestive system but it even helps to fix obesity, acidity, gastric problems, and nausea among others.

Can keep you hydrated:

Eating radishes more in summer can help you to keep your body hydrated because radishes have high water content.

Good for Cardiovascular health:

Radishes are good sources of antioxidants and minerals like potassium and calcium. These nutrients when together can help to lower high blood pressure and reduce your risks for heart disease. Radish is also rich in natural nitrates that improve blood flow.

Boosts immunity:

Radish is high in vitamin C and it can protect you from common coughs and colds, if consumed regularly it can help to improve your basic immunity system.

Helps to fight fungus:

One of the most common fungi found in the human body is Candida albicans and it is even the hardest to fight off. An overgrowth of this fungus can cause oral or other infections, radish contains an antifungal compound, RsAFP2 that has been proven effective against strains of Candida bacteria.

These are some of the health benefits of radish and is one of the most underrated vegetables as it is very healthy, and adding it to your diet can be very beneficial for your health.

To know more about a healthy diet contact a diet coach or nutritionist.


Nutritionist & Diet Coach

1. Anita Sahu - Nutritionist & Diet Coach - Utopia Life Coach & DP's Cuisine Restaurant in Siliguri, West Bengal, India.