Sweet Potato & Black Radish – Priceless Gifts From Nature!
The sweet potato is an annual vegetable with yellow, white and red color that originates from Central and South America. It contains large amounts of beta-carotene and vitamin C, it is a great source of potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin B6 and folic acid, a little sugar and a lot of starch, and is therefore a good source of energy, especially for athletes. The sweet potato is a vegetable that year after year is becoming more popular due to the nutritional characteristics and good taste. It is a veritable treasure of antioxidants and vitamins, and is excellent for diabetics. It is massively grown and eaten in America, Africa and Asia, and recently more and in Europe. Sweet potato can be boiled, baked and fried, just like the regular potatoes and can completely replace them.
As already mentioned, the sweet potato is an ideal food for persons suffering from type 2 diabetes because it has a low glycemic index. It agrees excellent with all kinds of meat and fish, and if you want to bake it or make puree, you should not add salt in the oven because due to a large quantity of minerals, it is tasty even without adding salt.
A treasure trove of vitamins
The baked sweet potato, with a medium size contains three times more vitamin A than the recommended daily amounts, half of the recommended daily amounts of vitamin C and vitamin E. Sweet potato is a valuable source of potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin B6 and folic acid, and other nutrients. It contains little sodium, low-born amounts of fat and contains no cholesterol. 100 grams of baked sweet potato has only 103 calories.
A rich diet with sweet potato can effectively protect us from the most common diseases of modern mankind: cardiovascular diseases and cancer, eye health, improves vision, strengthens the immune system affects the mood, stimulates and calms the central nervous system, protects against dementia.
It is considered that the black radish originated from Egypt and China. Even the inscriptions in the pyramid of Cleopatra talk about the cultivation of the black radish. Since the ancient Egypt, the radish was used to prepare herbal oil. Besides the Egyptians, the black radish cultivated in old Chinese. Later it arrived in old Greece.
Back in the ancient times, the radish juice was considered to be curative. Even the doctors throughout centuries, served with it for better functioning of the intestines, to strengthen the hair and against cough.
And here is the recipe: Make a hole on the inside of a large radish, and then fill it with honey. After the creation of sweet juice, drink it two times a day, for one week.
The black and the white radish are not much different, but it is important to mention that they can cause difficulty in digestion, especially in sensitive people. You should eat the radish right after the preparation because if it stands for a long time, it looses a large number of medicinal properties.
The black radish has a small energy value and contains: protein, cellulose, fat, carbohydrates, minerals (calcium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, iron) into something smaller amounts of copper, magnesium, sumpor, fluorine, zinc cobalt, vitamins, and other beneficial compounds.
The black radish is effective against infections and against problems with the liver and bile. The black radish juice improves the secretion of the bile, while balancing the work of the gallbladder and melts kidney stones.
If you are suffering from kidney disease or you have an ulcer, do not consume these natural products without consulting a doctor first.
Black radish syrup for cough in lung disease
Wash the radish, cut it in thin slices and place it in a glass bowl. Add yellow sugar and cover the dish with the kitchen towel and leave to stand 24 hours. Strain the resulting syrup good and put it in a glass bottle, tightly. Take 4 tablespoons daily, until an improvement in the health. For this recipe you need organically grown black radish.
Black radish juice for gallstones
Wash and peel the radish, finely grate it then let it stand and then drain it. Drink equal amount of juice three times a (1 deciliter per day), 30 minutes before meals. Drink 5 to 3 days then pause and resume. To melt the gallstones, you have to be persistent and consistent in the therapy.
Black radish for hoarseness
Carved the radish in the middle, put it in a combination with grated horseradish and 2 tablespoons of honey. Take 1 tablespoon daily.