There is a joke circulating on the Internet:
Why in ancient mythology, willow and locust trees can become essence, while radish and cabbage cannot become essence?
A: I made a vow to practice in the morning and was stewed at noon…
It can be seen that radish is not a mysterious plant, it is the most common edible vegetable!
The history of Chinese people eating turnips can be traced back to more than 2,700 years ago, and there are many folk sayings about turnips, such as “eating turnips in winter and ginger in summer, without requiring doctors to prescribe prescriptions” [turnips are on the market, doctors are fine], etc.
There are also many ways of radish, such as eating raw, cold mix, cooking soup, making kimchi, etc., which are familiar to everyone. However, radish is also [the most familiar stranger], because there has been a legend about [radish curing all diseases] [radish curing gout] in the Jianghu.
Next, let’s gossip about radish.
Can radish cure diseases?
Radish is a cruciferous vegetable. There are about 2,000 varieties of radish in various parts of our country. The common ones are cherry radish, carrot, green radish, white radish, Xinmei radish and so on. The family can be described as “a gathering of heroes”.
Radish has many advantages as a vegetable:
High water content and low heat: radish has a water content of more than 90%, with a content of about 20 kilocalories per 100g.
High content of dietary fiber: radish contains a large amount of dietary fiber, which can increase satiety, plus mustard oil contained in radish, which can promote intestinal peristalsis and help relieve constipation.
The vitamin content is high, and there are many trace elements: the vitamin C content of radish is 8 ~ 10 times higher than that of pear, and 1 kg of radish can completely meet the vitamin C needs of one day.
Low purine content: Radish is a food with low purine content and is suitable for gout patients.
Contains anti-cancer substance-sulforaphane: Some studies show that sulforaphane is the strongest anti-cancer component found in vegetables, but sulforaphane loses a lot during cooking and can be used by human body in trace amounts, so its anti-cancer effect needs further research.
Although radish has many advantages, radish does not have special ingredients in what. The ingredients listed above are contained in many fruits and vegetables and are very common.
Radish can provide our body with necessary nutrients to maintain normal physiological functions, but if diseases occur, several nutrients provided by radish alone cannot be treated.
The real treatment of diseases requires diagnosis, symptomatic treatment and effective treatment of the etiology, so as not to delay the disease and ensure the health of the body.
Can radish treat gout?
The radish that can treat gout circulated on the Internet is not [ordinary people], just like stars, with [official websites] that specially introduce the curative effect, and propaganda articles on various folk remedies and secret recipes. Then let’s take a look at who this is.
This radish is called [female carrot], and there is a louder name called [anti-wind red].
It is said that it is a leapfrog and latest world-class female radish variety carefully cultivated by famous geneticists over 35 years.
Looking at these luxurious noun lineups, they simply inherit the fine tradition of real estate developers in our country. A small puddle is [lakeside residence], and a small mound of earth dares to be called [mountain villa].
In fact, these terms are not good [leapfrog] [top], in fact, they are a technical means to facilitate hybrid seed production and expand production. This method has been applied to crops such as rice, corn, sorghum, onion, castor, beet and rape, and is also called [male sterile line] in agriculture.
Is this radish anti-gout what’s principle?
The explanation of this principle is full of loopholes and mistakes:
Exaggerate the curative effect
[Raphani] is the ancient name of radish, [sulforaphane] is the [sulforaphane] we mentioned above, but so far no sulforaphane has been found to have therapeutic effect on gout.
Potassium and alkaline foods are indeed beneficial to gout patients, but their effect is to promote the excretion of uric acid. If, as mentioned above, [can promote purine metabolism], uric acid is produced more, which is even more unfavorable to gout patients.
In fact, in terms of potassium content, radish’s potassium content is far lower than that of bright fruits such as bananas and oranges. If patients with renal insufficiency eat too much food with high potassium content, it will also cause serious damage to the body.
Only soybean and kudzu root contain some phytoestrogen, and no radish contains estrogen. If it does contain estrogen, wouldn’t eating too much disturb the body’s hormone balance (becoming a father-in-law)? So [female radish] contains estrogen, which is nonsense!
Is there any curative effect from personal practice?
Others have proved through personal practice that gout symptoms will be relieved after eating radish.
In fact, this may be a coincidence:
Because the first attack of gout is self-limited, it will not hurt after a period of time without treatment. Some patients may not have a second attack within 5 years after the first attack, which gives people the illusion that gout is cured. This is not the curative effect of radish or other foods, but the characteristics of the disease itself.
However, if it is not treated, the attacks will become more and more frequent, the attacks will take longer and longer, and the joints and kidneys will be further damaged.
If it is mistaken that radish has cured gout and does not attach importance to the control of daily diet and abstinence from alcohol, the condition of gout will be further aggravated.
Although radish is a low purine diet suitable for gout patients, it has no special therapeutic effect.
When facing the treatment of diseases, we should not be shy about medical treatment and blindly believe in the principle and efficacy of the so-called [dietotherapy], so as not to delay the illness and cause irreparable damage to the body.