So guess what is in season now?? The amazing, but super humble RADISH. You can pick up organic bunches of radishes at the farmer’s market or at the grocery store for like $1.50/bunch. So now that they are season, I highly recommend making them a weekly staple in your food rotation.
Here’s why radishes are so beautifying- and possibly one of the most exciting food items for you to seek out!! : They are high in sulfur, silica, and Vitamin C. In fact, radishes are the only common food high in both of the beauty minerals sulfur and silica- and one of the best vegetable sources of Vitamin C. So the sulfur, silica and Vitamin C work synergistically to make your skin glow and help with healthy connective tissue formation.
Radishes are also amazing mucus dissolvers! They will detox your system from the mucus especially formed from eating starchy carbs (that bread you had at the Italian restaurant! That rice you had at the Chinese lunch! and maybe that bagel that slipped in for breakfast the other day!!!), and stimulate your liver, increase bile flow, and cleanse your system…which will also help with your skin radiance. :) And we ALL love that!!
Radishes also contain Raphanin, a substance to help balance thyroid hormones, to help keep you at your perfect, beautiful weight. Yay! Bring it on,we All love that too!
Tips on picking Radishes:
– Red radishes are the best because they have the most silica
– Make sure they are crisp and super fresh- no flimsy, soft, soggy radishes going in the cart!!!!
So I usually slice them up and throw them in any salad I am making. But sometimes I make this Simple Radish Salad:
Simple Radish Salad
- Sliced Radishes
- Chopped cilantro
- A little bit of sea salt
- Lemon juice
- Olive oil
- Any spices you like or cayenne pepper
- Stir and serve. Super simple.
I hope you guys go out and get yourself some beautiful juicy radishes!! You can also try adding radishes to any other recipes, like my tabouli salad recipe, yummy!
Love you guys,