The results of a new study published in the Scientific Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry show that eating red enhances cardiovascular health and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.

The radish is known to contain high levels of saturated fats, which contribute to reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke and enhance brain flow in the blood vessels.

The team of researchers in this study was interested in examining the effect of radish on the production of nitric oxide, which plays an important role in regulating the work of blood vessels.

The cells that line the blood vessels produce nitric oxide, and when it is released into the bloodstream, it relaxes the blood vessels and thus reduces pressure on them.

Nitric oxide reduces the risk of vascular injury in more ways than one, including preventing blood clots as well.

The researchers were able to reach these results by studying several cells and observing their reactions.

Radish health benefits

In a related context, the most important health benefits of radish are as follows:

  • Keep the body hydrated and cool, especially on hot days
  • Rich in various vitamins such as vitamin C, zinc and phosphorous
  • It soothes sore throats and gets rid of excess mucus
  • Helps boost the immune system’s work
  • Contributes to the removal of toxins and waste accumulated in the body
  • Promotes kidney health as a natural diuretic
  • Regulates blood pressure levels in the body
  • Helps enhance the work and efficiency of the digestive system.