Beneficial Beauties

Having one of those mornings where I'm adoring how beautiful food can be.

Radishes were an acquired taste for me. At first I thought they just tasted like crunchy dirt. Once I learned how nutritionally beneficial they are (read: amazing for weight loss, powerful little fat suckers) I learned to fold them into meals (mostly salads), slicing them extra thin. Are you buying and eating radishes yet? 
 

RADISHES

 

  • help to relieve congestion (excellent for asthma sufferers)
  •  a cousin to cabbage!
  •  remove bilirubin from the liver (prevent jaundice)
  •  phytochemicals (that detox the body)
  •  high in vitamin C (protects cells from free radicals)
  •  regulate blood pressure
  •  soothe rashes and skin disorders
  •  contain a compound called sulforaphane (cancer fighter!)
  •  help eliminate kidney stones (a natural diuretic)


YOU CAN COOK THE GREENS AND THE ROOTS! 

Just give them a good scrubbing. Wash and remove the greens from the top before putting in the fridge.