- 1 large bunch radishes (about 16)
- ¾ cup fresh mint
- 1 large cucumber
- 2 Tbls olive oil
- zest of 1 lemon
- 2 tsp. lemon juice
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- Radishes seem to be a loner at the farm stand. Because they are a little bitter maybe? My daughter won't eat them. Maybe that is why they taste so good dipped in butter and salt; the fat of the butter cuts the bitterness. And while initially hot and spicy in your mouth, they have a cooling and detoxifying nature in your body. The scientific name of radish is Raphanus Sativus which belongs to the Brassicaceae family. Radishes are also high in vitamin C, zinc, b-vitamins and phosphorus. They also contain naturally occuring sulphur which is a necessary nutrient for liver and gallbladder detoxification and and help regulate the excess production of bilirubin.
Sulfur is a very important part of phase II liver detoxification. The mineral sulfur is needed for the cytochrome P450 detoxification pathways in the liver, and to bind toxic metals so they can be shuttled out of the body.