5 reasons to must have Radish in winters

New Delhi:

As winters have knocked at our doors with full force now, the markets are brimming with numerous fresh seasonal produce. One such winter vegetable is Radish, better known as Mooli in India. 

Radish is known to help keep blood pressure under control and this is why it should be included in your diet. In addition, it also helps to improve immunity and strengthen blood vessels. Radish can be consumed in many ways, like salads or vegetable curries and as stuffing for parathas.

Here are some of the health benefits you can garner from eating dishes dominated by mooli.

Improves Immunity

 White radish also helps to strengthen immunity. It is rich in Vitamin C, which helps keep cold, fever, and cough at bay. Radish also helps in reducing swelling and inflammation.

 Fights cough and cold

While there is no cure for the common cold, and the cough that comes with it during winters, radishes can actually help you fight these ailments. This root veggie has anti-congestive properties, which help clear the mucus from your throat and respiratory tract.

Helps in digestion

Radish are rich in dietary fibre and provide the digestive system with ample amounts of roughage that stimulate the digestion process. A high fibre diet prevents constipation by assisting waste move via the intestines. Besides these, radish also regulates bile secretion, safeguards liver and gall bladder health.

Helps the skin

Apart from all the vitamins in radishes, they also have phosphorous and zinc. These, when combined, can help get rid of dryness, acne and rashes. What’s more, radishes also have a high water content, and keep the body naturally hydrated. Have enough mooli, and you’ll have glowing skin all winter.

Strengthen Blood Vessels

 White radish contains a high amount of collagen, which helps in strengthening blood vessels. Radish reduces the risk of serious diseases like atherosclerosis.


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