Radishes - The Ultimate in Snacking
Radishes are one of my favorite snacks. I especially love them with hummus or some fresh guacamole. Okay, I know ANYTHING is good with guac, but if you don't already love radishes, guac is a great way to ease into them.
I usually get radishes fresh with the stems on, clean them up, quarter them and store them in the fridge in a glass container filled with alkaline water. It takes a few minutes to prep them, but they make for a quick, crisp and refreshing snack, especially on these hot summer days!
Read below for some special health benefits from radishes that may surprise you!
Like other members of the cruciferous family, radishes contain Glucosinolates -- sulfur-containing compounds that have cancer-protective benefits. While they're high in water content, which is great for hydration of our skin and digestion, radishes also serve as a diuretic, so they help to cleanse and flush out toxins from your kidneys.
Radishes also contain an anti-fungal protein called RsAFP2, which can help with Candida, something that many people have an overgrowth of in their bodies.
And since they're high in dietary fiber, they naturally help us improve our digestive systems, as well as our liver and gallbladder, because they contain sulfur-based chemicals that increase the production of bile.
All of this helps our bodies with detoxification as well as inflammation, so we can feel better from functioning a little more efficiently. So maybe try subbing out your pita and tortilla chips with some radishes in your crudite for your next guac and dips platter.
XO - Serena
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