Top five health benefits of radish!

Radish is a root crop vegetable and mostly consumed as salad.

By Irengbam Jenny | Last Updated: Dec 09, 2015, 10:30 AM IST

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New Delhi: Radish is full of nutrition and health benefits even though it is not liked by all. It is a root crop vegetable and mostly consumed as salad. It has a pungent or sweet taste with lots of juice.

Here are some health benefits of radish which we all must know:

Cancer

Regular consumption of radish is good for health as it reduces the risk of the deadly disease cancer. The veggie contains rich amount of vitamin C that acts as a powerful antioxidant helps in treating many types of cancer, particularly colon, kidney, intestinal, stomach and oral cancer.

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Jaundice

Radish helps in purifying the blood and eliminating toxins and waste from the body. It also helps in treating jaundice as it regulates bilirubin in the blood and increases the oxygen supply within the body.

Weight loss

This vegetable is low in digestible carbohydrates, high in roughage and contains lot of water that's why radish is often considered a very good dietary option. So, start consuming radish if you want to lose weight.

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Good for Kidneys

Radish helps in improving kidney health because of its natural diurectic property. It also decreases the accumulation of toxins in the blood.

Constipation

It is good for digestive system as it contains high fibre content which further helps you get rid of constipation.