WHY? Daikon Radish

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday

Ok so not a lot of people probably know what a daikon radish is… I didn’t either until I saw a girl on Instagram buy it. Then I spotted it at the grocery store and decided to try it out!!! It is a asian radish that can be as big as 15 inches in length!! Now here is some of the benefits

  1. RESPIRATORY HEALTH- Daikon juice actually cleans out excess mucus and captures pathogens (1)
  2. DIGESTION- Daikon juice has very similar enzymes to the enzymes needed for digestion, one of them being amylase which is the enzyme that breaks down carbohydrates
  3. KIDNEY HEALTH- Promotes urination which helps clean out toxins and excess water
  4. INFLAMMATION- Daikon has been shown to reduce inflammation in the body!
  5. IMMUNITY- Good source of vitamin C (2)
  6. SKIN HEALTH- It has antioxidant benefits, which can help prevent wrinkles, increase circulation and even reduce the appearance of blemishes (3)

Have I convinced you to go buy one immediately??? Seriously trying new food is FUN!

(1) https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/daikon.html

(2) http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03758397.1935.10857114

(3) http://foodfacts.mercola.com/daikon.html

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