The benefits of Lemon Millet and White Radish?

2. July 2016

Meal Planning

Many people these days choose to pre-plan their meals. They do this in order to create an assortment of interesting food choices for the week or month ahead. There are a variety of reasons why people do this: sometimes it is for budget reasons, but often it is to check that they get the right balance of certain foods, along with great nutrition.

Using White Radish in your meals

Daikon is a popular choice in Asian cookery. It is a good source of fibre, is low in cholesterol and is also low in calories. It has anti-inflammatory properties, and also contains antioxidants. Daikon Juice is often taken to help clear up respiratory concerns in respiratory tracts such as phlegm or mucus. As it is antibacterial, and antiviral, it makes for a great expectorant. It contains the minerals Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Copper. When you think of giving yourself a vitamin C boost, you may not automatically consider a daikon in any of your initial choices, but it is something to consider, as it contains a high dose of vitamin C, and also contains vitamin B6 and Folate. You can use the leaves in a nice green smoothie. In Japan, they pickle the root. However, the radish can be used in many other ways as well, such as being boiled, baked, roasted, stewed, used in a salad and can also be enjoyed in a healthy stir fry. Wherever you might use a carrot in a recipe, you can peel and slice, cube or grate it in the same way. You can use it instead of carrot in your meal, or in addition to it. There are a variety of recipes that also use lemon millet with it.

Experimenting with millet

Millet are known to be a group of seeded grasses. There are more than one kind of millet. Many people immediately think of bird seed when they think of millet. But there are quite a few varieties. It is a good source of fibre, is also gluten free and contains protein. Many individuals looking for a gluten free bread, may look along the alternative breads in their local supermarket or health food store, and spy some bread made with millet flour. Millet contains Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus and more. It also contains a nice vitamin B boost. In some cultures, millets are also considered to be important for use in brewing beer, and a distilled liquor known as Rakshi. Tongba is a millet based alcoholic brew, enjoyed in India. In China, Russia and Germany, millet porridge is a traditional food. Millet is very versatile, and can be paired with a different grain, such as rice in a meal, or coupled with a seed, such as poppy seeds. And for added vitamin C, and a nice zing in your recipes, you might consider using some lemon juice and zest. There are many recipes showing the benefits of lemon millet and white radish together, and they make a nice combination.

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