I have to admit, I wasn't always a fan of radishes, but now I can't get enough. Especially these 'easter egg' radishes which I get from BLUSHLANE Organics here in Edmonton. I'm obsessed, and for all the right reasons.

Radishes are a root vegetable that date back to pre-Roman times when it was cultivated and used medicinally to treat a variety of conditions, particularly digestive and liver related problems.

They are also considered to be the most beautifying of all foods. The rejuvenative properties are found in their high sulfur, silicon and vitamin C content. They are the ONLY common food with both sulphur and silica in high concentrations.

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Furthermore, here are some, but not all of the miraculous benefits of radishes:

Cancer Prevention Radishes are part of the Brassica family, otherwise known as cruciferous vegetables. Research suggests that the antioxidants and other compounds in cruciferous vegetables help in the prevention of cancer. In addition, radishes are high in fiber, which helps fight colon cancer, while compounds known as isothiocyanates affect genetic pathways in cancer cells, even inducing apoptosis (cancer cell death).

Heart Health Studies have found that the antioxidants in radishes may reduce cholesterol levels in the body, which in turn will lower the risk of heart disease and heart attack.

Digestive Health Radishes stimulate the production of bile. Maintaining a healthy level of bile production is beneficial for digestion, as well as liver and gallbladder health. Additionally, radishes can be used to treat constipation, because they are very high in fiber.

Detoxification Radishes are believed to be a useful treatment for jaundice because they may help to purify the blood and raise oxygen levels.

Diuretic Diuretic in nature, radishes help with kidney and liver function and may be beneficial in the the treatment of urinary disorders.

Blood Pressure Radishes are a great source of potassium, which has been found to help regulate blood pressure.

Blood Sugar Control Radishes have a low impact on blood sugar levels. They are very low on the glycemic index, which means that diabetics can eat them without worrying about their insulin levels.

Vitamin C Just half a cup of radishes makes up about 14 percent of your recommended daily amount of vitamin C.

love & light

x Lisa