I’ve been enjoying salads a lot this summer and it’s been a great way for me to enjoy a completely raw meal at least once everyday. Even though I tend to be a creature of habit, I like to switch things up a bit every now and then. One of my favorite things to have with an authentic Mexican taco is Radish (Rabano in Spanish). When you are biting into that spicy, tasty taco you usually have your radish standing by to neutralize the situation.
I had to switch things up a bit because I have been on an avocado salad rampage since spring, usually adding watercress, red onions but always an avocado within reach. This week however, I decided to highlight cucumbers and radishes and give them creamy avocados I love so much a break. I got this bunch of radishes at my local supermarket for $1.39 which was moderately priced for an organic product (I tend to see lot of outrageously priced organic veggies). I also picked up a cucumber, 75 cents each.
Radish is a very healthy vegetable root with a lot of vitamins and minerals. Here are some benefits to radishes:
by: Organic facts
Jaundice: Radish is very good for the liver and the stomach and it is a very good detoxifier too, that is, it purifies blood.
Kidney Disorders: Being diuretic, cleanser and disinfectant, it helps cure many kidney disorders. Its diuretic properties help wash away the toxins accumulated in the kidneys.
Weight Loss: Radishes are very filling, i.e. fills your stomach and satisfies your hunger easily without giving you many calories, as they are low in digestible carbohydrates, high in roughage and contain a lot of water. It is a very good dietary option for those determined to lose weight.
Radishes are a very refreshing source of antioxidants essential for the scoping out of free radicals which causes the onset of internal and external aging and like it’s family members (broccoli, cabbage) radish can be a great vegetable against cancer causing toxins.
Essential for maintaining healthy skin and overall health, radishes are great choices for Vitamins A and C. It helps lower cholesterol, treats cancer sufferers, improves the immune system, eczema, constipation, gall stones and bladder issues. Radishes are also known for treating thyroid problems mostly for it’s healthy sodium content.
Cucumbers are also very refeshing and helps the skin tremendously thanks to it’s high water content. Like radishes, cucumbers are high in vitamin A, C again essential for a healthy immune system and clear skin. Cucumbers are also high in fiber making it an ideal remedy against constipation as well.
This is truly an ideal cooling salad, feels very fresh and is very simple to make. I just drizzled some Extra Virgin Olive oil and a pinch of Kosher salt and half a red onion. I chopped the cucumbers into half circles and thinly sliced the radish. Radishes have a rather earthy, peppery taste ideal for any sandwich. I like salads very much because I can usually pair it with any meal I like. Eating healthy while not depriving myself.
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