The Cleansing Superfood
When we look at certain foods we would never think they have so much ability to transform our health. I mean, do you ever look at french fries or junk food and think, “This could give me disease?” We typically don’t. When we look at foods it would be great to know how they can radically improve our health. This superfood vegetable has the amazing ability to take our health to the next level if we add it in each day. The food I am talking about is called simply a radish. Radishes are a naturally cooling food and their pungent flavor is highly regarded in eastern medicine for the ability to decrease excess heat in the body that can build up during the warmer months. Their pungent flavor and natural spice can help eliminate excess mucus in the body and can be especially helpful when fighting a cold. Radishes can help clear the sinuses and soothe sore throats too.
Radishes are a natural cleansing agent for the digestive system, helping to break down and eliminate stagnant food and toxins built up over time. Because of their high vitamin C content and natural cleansing effects, regular consumption of radishes can help prevent viral infections. In Eastern and Ayurvedic healing practices radishes are said to have effective toxin-purging effects, helping break down and eliminate toxins and cancer-causing free radicals in the body.
As a member of the cruciferous vegetable family (same family as broccoli and cabbage) radishes contain phytonutrients, fiber, vitamins and minerals that are cancer protecting. Radishes have a calming effect on the digestive system and can help relieve bloating and indigestion. With a very low calorie count, less than 20 calories in an entire cup, radishes are a great way to add nutrients, fiber and tons of flavor to your meals without compromising your health.
With a high water content and lots of vitamin C as well as phosphorus and zinc, radishes are a nourishing food for the tissues and can help keep your body hydrated and your skin looking fresh and healthy all year long.
Radishes have the ability to improve our energy, revitalize our life, and empower our health.