Do you like eating radish during winter? It has various benefits that help us stay healthy. Here are the top five health benefits of eating them when available in the season.

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Radish, i.e., Raphanus sativus, is a crunchy vegetable that is grown all over the world. It is a rich source of carbohydrates, fiber, magnesium, folate, Vitamin C, and Vitamin b6. It helps relieve the symptoms of indigestion, cold, cough, obesity, pimples, etc.

As per Ayurveda it is called as Moolaka, Neelakanda, Hastikanda and Hariparna .There are two varieties mentioned like BalaMoolaka (small type) and MahatMoolaka (large variety). It has a pungent and bitter taste. Moolaka helps in balancing the three doshas. 

It is also helpful in pain abdomen, running nose, and fever. One should not consume it with milk, fish, or black gram because it is incompatible. Ayurveda suggests not to consume incompatible combinations like these because they may result in skin diseases.

Here are the top 5 health benefits of Radish

1. Stimulates digestion

Radish is a rich source of fiber. A good amount of roughage helps to improve digestion and prevent digestive problems. So, consuming it every day (in season) is beneficial for good digestion.

2. Decreases the risk of heart diseases

Radish is high in calcium and potassium, which help to improve blood circulation. As a result, it also prevents clot formation in the blood. On the other hand, it is also rich in Vitamin C and nitrates, strengthening the blood vessels. Thus its regular use improves heart health and minimizes the risk of heart attacks.

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3. Improves the Immunity

Radish is a good source of Vitamin C, which helps in improving immunity. So, rather than consuming supplements, it is a naturally good source that can help you improve your immunity.

4. Clear skin

Radish is high in water content, potassium, zinc, and Vitamin C. These qualities make radish the best food choice for skin health. You can either consume it every day or even apply its extracted juice all over your face for clear skin.

5. Promotes weight loss

Radish is a rich source of fiber. Due to this, even a small portion in your meal makes the stomach feel full. Thus, it helps satisfy your hunger, and you may not end up overeating, which is one of the leading causes of overweight.

Radish is rich in nutrients that help relieve many health issues. You can consume it in different forms like juice, curry, salad, pickle, or paratha