5 Health Benefits of Horseradish

A root crop that is elongated, brown on the outside and white inside resembling yakon but is far from yakon’s sweet and mild flavor and instead is uniquely pungent and stingy.  Belonging to the mustard family, this sort of inbetweener of mustard greens and wasabi root is loved by the world for its zingy and sharply refreshing aroma, which hits your high sinus with a wakeful sting.

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  • It is really great diet food

Very low in calories and high in fiber, these nutritional facts are not the only reason it is ideal for dieting but it is packed with vitamins, mineral, its own phytonutrients, electrolytes and has a good amount of the good kind of sugar (natural sugar fights synthesized sugar).  Every 50g is only 25 calories, contains at least 5 grams of carbohydrates and at least 1.5 g of fiber along with containing over 0.5g of protein.  Any food that is this clean and healthy, and prepared with minimal oil, sugar and salt is cancer fighting or cancer preventive for sure.  Sticking to whole, fresh foods is indeed anti-cancer.  Lack of exercise, healthy food and happiness even are all leading causes of cancer, your food has to be fresh and natural so that you attain maximum happiness.  You can rely on horseradish for its very high natural Sodium and Potassium content, its mineral content which includes Calcium, Copper, Zinc, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorous and Manganese.  It also contains a good amount of the B Vitamin family, crucial in cellular function and overall mood.  Not to mention its impressive Vitamin C content that shoulders the load of other Vitamins by fighting off free radicals- its main function.

  • Fights harmful microbes

It is an antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral vegetable that is also ideal for coughs, flus or if you just want a detox.  Things that are fresh and spicy or sour speed up the metabolism like the chili family, lemons and limes and other citrus, wasabi root, minty things like eucalyptus as well, etc.  This helps you cough out excess, stiff phlegm and eases bronchitis.

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  • Anti-nausea

If you are not in the mood to consume horseradish in any form try mixing strong white vinegar with grated horseradish and inhale the fumes.  The antiseptic aroma is a great sting for your health and will definitely open up your clogged sinuses and cleans it out, therefore calming a headache.

  • Natural muscle relaxant

You get the best effects of most foods by eating them frequently and often raw or half cooked in a lower calorie way.  Horseradish makes a great ointment though, you can mix olive or coconut oil with grated horseradish and apply onto painful muscles.  This is an effective emergency method for reoccurring cramps.  Also very effective for menstrual cramps.

  • Kidney cleanser

Of course with the great help of frequent water drinking, supplements if necessary and a healthy, balanced diet horseradish is great at fighting off urinary tract infections even.  It is indeed a wonderful all-natural cleanser that cleans you out on a cellular level.

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