Radishes- Are they good for you ?

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5 health benefits of radishes

Radishes are not well-studied for conventional medicinal use. Most studies have been done on animals, not humans. Even so, radishes have been used as a folk remedy for centuries. They are used in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat many conditions such as fever, sore throat, bile disorders, and inflammation.

Radishes may offer these additional health benefits.

Radishes are a good source of vitamin C. Just 1/2 cup offers about 14 percent of your recommended daily allowance. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps battle free radicals in your body and helps prevent cell damage caused by aging, an unhealthy lifestyle, and environmental toxins. Vitamin C also plays a key role in collagen production, which supports healthy skin and blood vessels.

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Moqueca Brazilian Fish Stew

INGREDIENTS

  • 1kg skinless firm white fish fillet (such as snapper), pin-boned, cut into 3cm cubes
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) lime juice
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 green capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 1 red capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 short red chillies, finely chopped
  • 2 cups (500ml) fish stock
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 270ml can coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil (see note)
  • 6 large green prawns, peeled (tails intact), deveined ( optional)
  • Coriander leaves and steamed rice, to serve

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EXERCISE & CANCER

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Exercise is important to reduce the risk of many cancers. For example:

  • Bowel cancer: exercise can help waste pass through more quickly, reducing contact with cancer-causing agents.
  • Breast cancer: high activity levels may lower the level of oestrogen in the body.
  • Tumour growth: active bodies produce less insulin and insulin-like growth factors that speed tumour growth.

How much exercise?

Up to 1 hour of moderate activity daily or 30 minutes of vigorous activity is recommended to cut your cancer risk.

‘Moderate intensity activity’ is anything causing a slight but noticeable increase in breathing and heart rate (like brisk walking, mowing the lawn, medium-paced swimming or cycling).

‘Vigorous activity’ makes you ‘huff and puff’. It can be defined as exercise at 70% to 85% of your maximum heart rate and includes activities like football, squash, netball, basketball, aerobics, circuit training, jogging, fast cycling and rowing.

How can I be active every day?

  • See exercise as an opportunity, not an inconvenience.
  • Walk instead of driving to the shops, and walk during your lunch breaks.
  • Walk or cycle to work, and walk up stairs instead of taking the lift or escalator.
  • Get off the train or bus one stop earlier and walk the rest of the way.
  • Do vigorous housework like vacuuming or mowing the lawn.
  • Go and talk to colleagues instead of sending an email.
  • Step it up – a pedometer is a gadget that fits to your belt and counts the number of steps you take. Aim towards a goal of 10,000 steps.

What kinds of activity can I do?

If you don’t like the gym, try:

  • active recreation like bushwalking, surfing or cycling
  • active transport such as walking to public transport, or walking or cycling to your destination
  • sports such as soccer, netball and tennis
  • salsa or ballroom dancing
  • strength training like pilates and yoga
  • brisk walking or jogging
  • skipping rope or ball games.
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Red Rice Chicken Curry & Green Beans

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1 cup Red Rice

500g Diced free range  chicken breast or thigh

2 carrots

1 yellow capsicum ( or any other colour)

Spring onion – 2 Stems

1 small zucchini or 1/2 large

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2 cloves garlic

6-8 large  Baby Romas tomatoes

2 cups  organic coconut milk

1 Banana- mashed

4-6 kaffir lime leaves or Laksa leaves

 Splash  EVOO ( Extra Virgin Olive Oil )

BEANS 

*200-500g fresh greens ( 1 garlic clove , 1 teaspoon dried or fresh italian herbs , 2 tablespoon EVOO

SPICES

1 Tablespoon , of Ground coriander, Garam Masala , Cumin, Hot Indian curry powder.

1 teaspoon of chilli flakes or  1 fresh chilli  or Sambal Olek

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