Radish (Raphanus sativa), popularly known as 'mooli' is a root vegetable that is light in colour. They differ in shape, some are long and some are round and narrow which varied skin-colour such as red, white, pink, yellow, black, purple.
Native to Southeast Asia, different varieties of this vegetable comes in varied colour and shape. It was mostly consumed by ancient Greeks and was also used for medicinal purposes.
People usually think radish comes only in red colour which is the globe or round reddish but there exist various kinds of it. The white radish also called Japanese or daikon radish resembles carrots the watermelon reddish is pale green with pink inside while the Spanish or black ones are black in color.
Not everyone likes this vegetable because of its smell but it is filled with health advantages. Radish helps in detoxification, cleanse your stomach and liver. Black radish is very advantageous in treating Jaundice and it aids in blood purification.
Health benefits of radish:
Saves red blood cells:
It helps the red blood cells to be safe from damage and also supplies oxygen to the blood.
Radish is enriched in fibre which is great for digestion. It too maintains the production of bile and takes care of the gall bladder and liver.
Keeps the heart sound:
It comprises anthocyanins that help the heart function well and reduces various cardiovascular conditions. It also has C vitamins, flavonoids, and folic acids.
Regulates blood pressure:
It gives you the potassium that helps in lowering blood pressure and helps in blood circulation and also reduces hypertension.
As mentioned earlier that this vegetable has the C vitamin which is great in healing the common cold and cough and improves immunity. Plus, it also aids in controlling ageing, inflammation, and protects from dangerous free radicals.
Strengthen blood vessels:
This vegetable helps to generate collagen that helps to strengthen blood vessels and prevents atherosclerosis.
Increase in metabolism:
It works great for digestion and heals obesity, nausea, gastric issues, acidity.
Radish is filled with Vitamins and minerals. They are as follows:
It too has:
Consuming reddish juice on a daily basis, vitamin C, phosphorus, and zinc in it will keep your skin glowing. It prevents acne, rashes, pimple, and dryness. Plus it is also great for your hair as it reduces dandruff and makes the roots strong.
Since this vegetable is high in water, having it in summers can always keep the body hydrated.
Also read: Here are some benefits of dried fruits