Radish is a favourite and delicious part of Indian cuisine. It is found in many colors, although the most common one is white. It can be found in varying shapes and forms and can be consumed raw, cooked or fried. They have numerous benefits but when you are pregnant you would want to be careful of what you are consuming, while eating radish has proven to be beneficial, but it is important for you to take a few precautions.
Muli helps to fill you up quickly, controlling your hunger and managing your calorie intake. They are rich in roughage, or fibre. But if you juice the radish a lot of its fibre is removed, so it is advised you eat it raw. Muli in English is called radish, and the low amount of carbs and sugars in it can ease constipation problems.
Helps fighting jaundice
Radish is known for its ability to detox and is a perfect detox vegetable, especially for those who need to remove toxins from their liver, radish promotes a healthy liver cleansing and functioning. It helps in eliminating all the harmful substances present in the blood and the lymph fluids. The phytochemicals present in radish helps in increasing the supply of red blood cells and thus reducing the chance of bilirubin synthesis, which in turn alleviates jaundice.
Radish is full of Vitamin C, B, and zinc. These vitamins help in healing the skin and improve the efficiency of certain enzymes used in the development of collagen. With the proper amount of collagen, your skin will look and feel firm which will also help in reducing visible fine lines and wrinkles.
During pregnancy, there are visible changes in the immune system. These changes occur because the immune system has to protect you as well as your baby. Some parts of the system are blocked so that the body does not reject the fetus, which makes the body more prone to diseases and infections. Since radish is rich in Vitamin C, it increases the production of immune cells and can provide with almost 30% of the daily vitamins needed by your body.
Radish is diuretic in nature, which means it increases the amount of water and salt that is ejected from the body as urine, improving the flow of urine. It is anti-inflammatory in nature and can also help in treating swelling and infections in the urinary tract.
The fibre present in radishes can help treat diabetes and control blood sugar levels. Radish is also very low on the glycaemic index (GI) which means that the sugar enters slowly into the bloodstream instead of upping the blood glucose levels at once.
A cup of radish can provide you with many nutrients, ranging from vitamins, minerals, calcium, iron, zinc, manganese, folate, etc. Folate or folic acid if taken during pregnancy can do wonders to your body and your baby. They can help prevent birth defects of your baby’s brain and spinal cord. Whereas,the calcium present in radishis vital for the development of teeth, the skeletal system and muscles of the baby.