Amazing Things You Never Imagined Were True About Horseradish

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6. Stops Urinary Tract Infections

If you are plagued with frequent UTI’s, you could benefit from adding a bit of horseradish to your diet. Horseradish kills off the bad bacteria that cause these types of infections. Add some horseradish to your green juice drink and say bye bye to those annoying UTI’s.

 

7. Fight Premature Aging

Our body is fighting against the damage that free radicals cause every single day. Free radicals lead to premature aging, as well as numerous other age-related diseases. You can help your body fight those free radicals by eating a bit of horseradish every day. This root also has vitamin C, an important vitamin that provides support for your immune system as well as healthy, younger looking skin.

 

SEE ALSO: Top 10 Fruits That Fight Premature Aging

8. Traditional Uses

In traditional folk remedies, horseradish is used as a treatment for a wide variety of illnesses, including:

  • Colic
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Appetite stimulant
  • Coughs
  • Edema
  • Headaches
  • Rheumatism
  • Hay fever
  • Gout
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Toenail fungus
  • Toothaches
  • Kidney stones
  • Tonsillitis
  • Sciatic nerve pain

Horseradish root is available in most supermarkets or health food stores, along with horseradish syrup or sauce. One of the good things about horseradish is that, unlike some other veggies, this one does not lose its potency, or any of its desirable compounds, after it is processed, such as into sauce, so you can feel good about piling on that horseradish sauce if you love the taste.

You will also find horseradish in most health food stores as a vinegar, tincture, flour, or even capsule form. Horseradish is considered to be completely safe for most people, however, if you are taking prescription medication, always talk to your doctor before adding horseradish to your diet to avoid any type of bad interaction with your medication.

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