Sunday, August 16, 2009

~ Terri's All Radish Salad ~

I love radish so much I came up with a salad that includes radishes, radish greens and radish sprouts....** (:

~ Health Benifits of Radish and it's Greens ~

Radishes and their greens provide an excellent source of vitamin C. Radish leaves contain almost six times the vitamin C content of their root and are also a good source of calcium. The red radishes also offer a very good source of potassium, copper and folic acid.

Radishes, like other member of the cruciferous family (cabbage,kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts), contain cancer-fighting properties. They contain a variety of sulfur-based chemicals that increase the flow of bile. Therefore, they help to maintain a healthy gallbladder and liver, and improve digestion. Fresh radish roots contain a larger amount of vitamin C than cooked radish roots. Radish greens, contain far more vitamin C, calcium, and protein than the roots.

All vegetables are beneficial, but their leafy greens are far superior. Now I usually eat more greens and sprouts than the vegetable or root.

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