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Benefits of radish


Radish is a vegetable which is especially recommended by the nutritionists in this time of year. Radish is the most useful vegetable of late spring – early summer.

It favorably acts on the body in the case of cardiovascular diseases, atherosclerosis, diseases of the joints, it stimulates the gastro-intestinal tract and can be used as a mild laxative. Radish improves liver function, cleanses the gall bladder, which helps to prevent the formation of sand and stones in it. Mustard oil contained in the radish have antiseptic properties, due to the phytoncides – natural antibiotics that will protect the body from colds and infectious diseases. This oil also displays small stones, which are able to slip through the biliary tract. In the case of cholelithiasis, you can prepare such a drink – take 100 grams of red wine and 2 – 3 radishes. Whip the mixture with blender until smooth.

Substances, that are located in cellular tissue of radish, help to deduce from an organism excess cholesterol, heavy metals and radionuclides. Moreover, phytochemicals contained in radish possess anti-cancer properties. Radish increases the protective forces of the body, increases the level of hemoglobin in the blood, helps to normalize the metabolism, improves digestion. Radish also activates the immune system and is a true escape from vitamin deficiency. In the case of catching a cold it is recommended to take in a ratio of 1:1 juice of radish, onion and honey. Take 20 grams three times a day during the whole period of the disease.

The use of radish is necessary for people with endocrine diseases, diseases of the heart and blood vessels, gout and obesity. In addition, it is extremely useful for pregnant women. The substances contained in this vegetable are actively involved in building new cells of the fetus. And nursing mothers need radish because of the property to increase the amount of milk.

Radish is a low-calorie product, but it contains a record amount of protein relative to other vegetables. About 250 grams of radish contain the daily requirement of vitamin C. Also radish contains B vitamins, vitamin PP, and such minerals as sodium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and iron. Essential oils of radish have special properties to initiate the appetite. But don’t worry, salads with radish in unlimited quantities will help to stay slim. And this property of oils will promote greater release of enzymes digesting food.

Salad is the most popular dish of radish, but it also can be marinated and added into soups. You can stew it and serve as a side dish to meat.

It is important. Those people, who suffer from such diseases as ulcer, enterocolitis, gastritis, flatulence, radish is contraindicated.

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