Eat Radish To Prevent Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure

Eat Radish To Prevent Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure


Eat radish to prevent heart disease, high blood pressure, the new results suggest. A recent study questions whether “monster” radishes help reduce cardiovascular risk.

The monster radish also called as the Sakurajima daikon, is originally cultivated on the island of Sakurajima, Japan. In 2003, the Guinness Book of World Records officially certified Sakurajima weighing almost 69 pounds as the world’s largest radish.

Strong levels of antioxidant found in radishes have a major impact on factors associated with heart attack and stroke, for example, increased blood pressure and the risk of blood clots.

Until now, no studies have shown the link between eating monster radish and the potential cardiovascular benefits. But now the researchers at Kagoshima University in Japan carried out a new study to find out whether radishes reduce cardiovascular risk. Their findings were recently published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.