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The benefits and harms of radishes for human health


Radish is known to all, most of this early spring vegetable simply adores. Its taste is sweet and spicy for both adults and children, but can everyone eat it? Is it safe and under what diseases is its use extremely undesirable? Use or harm to health is the use of this culture, we will discuss in this article.

The composition of radishes

An annual plant of the genus radish with dense fruits, having early ripening vegetables called radishes. This is one of the few representatives of the flora grown on the ISS in complete weightlessness. The plant is suitable for food and tops and roots. Both options will perfectly complement each other in a spring salad.

The salad uses only the youngest leaves from the heart. It is important to choose those who are not prickly.

Mature root vegetables can boast a high content:

  • vitamins of group B, PP, C;
  • potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron;
  • phytoncides;
  • fiber;
  • protein;
  • essential oils.

Mustard oil, which is the causative agent of appetite, gives a light bitterness and sharp taste to radish. Young leaves are rich in folic acid, especially it is useful for pregnant women., without it, the baby will not be able to develop normally in utero.

The composition of radish

It is easy to recognize a radish, the ripe fruit has a round or oval-oblong shape. Color may vary, red and pink are considered standard, white tails are allowed. Breeders were able to create a vegetable of different colors, many gardeners are growing on the backyards of the yellow, green and even purple color.

Useful properties for the body

Radish, like other vegetables, has a lot of useful properties for the human body, its regular use:

  • normalizes peristalsis;
  • improves the color of the skin;
  • reduces cholesterol;
  • normalizes metabolic processes;
  • improves blood flow;
  • positive effect on the work of the heart and blood vessels;
  • helps fight edema;
  • has a choleretic effect;
  • improves the elasticity of blood vessels.

In addition, it helps in the fight against obesity, has a positive effect on the body of diabetics, improves the condition of patients with gout.

Radish salad

Harm to health

Despite such a long list of positive qualities, radishes are not allowed to be eaten by everyone. In certain diseases, an early ripe root crop can be harmful to health:

  1. It should be used with extreme caution for people who have ulcers. Even a small amount of the first spring vegetable can cause an exacerbation.
  2. People with diseases of the thyroid gland are also at risk, they need to eat radish in very small quantities. Abuse can provoke the development of tumors, goiter can develop, the so-called glycosides are to blame.
  3. Completely abandon the use of radish for those who have problems with the gall bladder, duodenum and liver. During the period of exacerbation, the root crop due to mustard oil can cause a significant deterioration in overall well-being.
Radish should be consumed in small quantities and children under 6 years old, so as not to cause irritation of the mucous membranes of the child's body.
Radish can be harmful

How to use in traditional medicine

Radish has long been known to our people, it is used not only for food, but also for therapeutic and prophylactic purposes:

  • Salad from root crops and young tops of culture perfectly fights with spring avitaminosis, the main condition is the use of good vegetable oil for filling. Only 200 g of food will bring the daily intake of ascorbic acid into the body.
  • Due to the content of vitamin C, radish successfully fights against viruses and bacteria that cause colds. To do this, apply fresh juice, mixed with carrot in equal proportions.
  • Iron helps to increase hemoglobin. To do this, make salads from young tops and root crops, traditional healers recommend adding young dandelion shoots and nettle leaves.
  • Good radishes and if you have problems with the intestines, due to the high content of fiber, it will adjust the work of the body, and pectin will bind and bring out naturally all the "hazards" from the body.
  • In the absence of contraindications with the help of a vegetable, it is possible to normalize the metabolic processes in the body, by organizing the work of all organs of the gastrointestinal tract.

After recent studies, official medicine has confirmed that the annual moderate use of early radish root crops prevents the formation and development of cancer cells throughout the body. This process is controlled by the content of natural anthocyanin in the fruit.

Radish juice is used in traditional medicine

Impact on men and women

The total benefit for organisms of different sexes is low calorie vegetable, 100 g only 19 kcal, it allows the use of radish for diet for the purpose of losing weight. Fiber fibers excrete cholesterol from the body, and also successfully fights swelling in both men and women.

The use of radish weaker sex will save the breast from the tumors and ovaries. Women's health and beauty will be top notch if you eat 200 grams of vegetable salad with greens and vegetable oil every day.

Men this fruit will protect against colon cancer and prostate. Salad from fresh root crops and young tops will prolong longevity and add masculine strength.
Radish is useful for pregnant women.

Radish for pregnant women

For normal fetal development, the baby needs folic acid, its sources are not so much. The young tops of radish are recognized as one of them, it is in the smallest ones, with a gun instead of prickles and leaves, a whole storehouse of this indispensable for pregnant microelement is hidden.

Radishes can be used by expectant mothers during the period of avitaminosis in the spring, later periods of pregnancy may be contraindicated; in this case, mustard oil can cause colic and associated discomfort.

The usefulness of this culture is difficult to overestimate. However, do not overdo it with its use to avoid exacerbation of various diseases of the digestive tract, which you may not have suspected.