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Description

Radish is a well-known plant that is high in vitamin C, potassium, and vitamin B6. Its content of ferulic acid makes radish ideal for skincare and slows down the aging process.

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Possible Benefits

  • May improve longevity 
  • May strengthen the immune system
  • May boost cognitive function
  • May improve cardiovascular health 
  • May help to detox your body 
  • May improve mood 
  • May improve stress level
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Required Equipment

Fresh radish

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How to Do It

Radish is consumed like any other vegetable, in salads, soups and other fresh preparations. 

A famous recipe is "Garlic Roasted Radishes". You will need radishes, olive oil, butter, salt, pepper, and garlic. Put them in a dish and roast them in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 390ºF/200ºC.

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Why it works

  • They are high in vitamin C, which is crucial for strengthening the immune system and other cellular reactions. 
  • High in vitamin B6, which is crucial for the maintenance of the nervous system. In addition, flavonoids also improve nerve connections.
  • Contains ferulic acid, which helps restore skin and other tissues, decreasing the signs of aging.
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Time Commitment

20-40 minutes  

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Suggested Frequency

2 times per week  

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Time of Day

Any

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Possible Side Effects

It can lower blood sugar. 

It contains tannins, which may decrease the absorption of some medications.

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Tips

  • Eat them fresh for more benefits 
  • You can easily grow them at home
  • Look for black radishes to add to your diet
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Supporting Studies and Articles

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  1. Deciphering the Nutraceutical Potential of Raphanus sativus—A Comprehensive Overview. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6412475/ 
  2. Radish (Raphanus sativus) and Diabetes. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5622774/ 
  3. Phytochemical composition and biological activity of 8 varieties of radish (Raphanus sativus L.) sprouts and mature taproots. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21535648/ 
  4. Spanish black radish (Raphanus sativus L. Var. niger) diet enhances clearance of DMBA and diminishes toxic effects on bone marrow progenitor cells. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23061907/ 
  5. Flavonoids--food sources and health benefits. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25272572/ 
  6. Vitamin B-6. https://academic.oup.com/advances/article/6/1/132/4616668 
  7. Potassium. https://academic.oup.com/advances/article/3/6/820/4644562
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