I wish I had been eating radishes long before now because they are packed with tons of health benefits. They are a little tangy in flavor, so to help cut the taste, I like to pair them with green apples for a healthy snack.
Radishes are high in Vitamin C and potassium, but also antioxidants, fiber, and nitrates. This means this little root not only fights cancer, but also lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease, Type 2 Diabetes, and improves liver function.
The nitrates and potassium in Radishes improve blood flow and lower blood pressure to improve heart health. Radishes are low on the glycemic index, meaning they do not raise blood sugar much, which helps regulate insulin levels, leading to less fat being stored. They can actually protect against the development of Type 2 Diabetes by blocking insulin resistance and regulating how sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream.
Antioxidants and Vitamin C fight off free radicals that can lead to disease. Antioxidants and Vitamin C help reduce inflammation and combat chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
And bonus- B complex for healthy skin & hair!
- 2-3 Radishes
- 1 Green Apple
- 1 Lime
- Fresh Parsley
- Sea Salt
- Sesame Seeds (optional)
- Wash and thinly slice radishes
- Squeeze lime juice on top
- Add Salt & Parsley
- Chop green apple into cubes & Enjoy!
Other ways to enjoy radishes by adding them to a salad, veggies & dip platter, and even pickling them yourself with vinegar, which makes a great source of probiotics for improved gut health.
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