Did you know…..
that eating radishes can help you fight off a cold?
Delightfully red and round and crisp and spicy, they pack a punch when you have a chest cold, sinus congestion, asthma, sore throat, or hoarseness.
This beautiful root vegetable is full of vitamins and minerals and is antibacterial and anti-fungal. Full of water, they are very hydrating. Radishes act as a decongestant, helping to dissolve mucus. They are packed with vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, iron, zinc, and much more.
Directions: eat 2 or 3 fresh radishes a couple times a day. You can keep them in the fridge if you prefer them cold.
As a preventative, why not cook regularly with more radishes. They become sweeter when roasted. I like to roast them with onions, garlic, and other colorful veggies. Add them to sauces and stews. Of course, thinly sliced radishes in a salad are a great way to include them in your diet. How about sliced in a wrap, or sandwich, or on a crudité platter with hummus? I add a few to my smoothies. Why not!
And….did you know the green leafy tops are also edible and more vitamin and mineral rich than the radish itself? So don’t throw away, add to your meals.
Click here if you would like more information on the full spectrum of health benefits this amazing plant offers.
Read my post from last week for more winter wellness ideas.
Red, purple, white, small, long…..there are many varieties of radishes. Have fun trying them all.
I dare say radishes are quite beautiful ……and ravishing!
I hope this will inspire you to eat them on a regular basis to boost your immunity and help prevent colds and viruses this winter season.
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