Foods that are high in water can contribute to overall hydration. Bonus: they are also ideal fat-loss foods because, in addition to being high in water, they also contain fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. High water vegetables, like radishes, are low in calories and sugar and high in fiber, so you can eat unlimited amounts.
Organic leafy greens are a top, high water food. So, too, are radishes. In addition to supporting healthy liver function (your liver is a main detoxification organ) and promoting healthy digestion (e.g., bowel movements), radishes contain anti-fungal properties. If you struggle with yeast overgrowth, like candida, radishes are a good food to include on a regular basis. They’re low in calories (an “unlimited” food!), high in water and a good source of fiber. Personally, I don’t love radishes, myself(!), but I do include them in salads on a regular basis for all of these reasons.
Scallions add a fresh green bite.
Chicory & Romaine Salad with Mustard-Scallion Vinaigrette
Serves 4 to 6
For the salad:
1 bag organic chicory greens, well rinsed and spun dry
*Chicory is a more bitter-tasting leafy green
1 organic romaine heart, thinly sliced to resemble ribbons, well rinsed and spun dry
1 cup thinly sliced scallions
4 to 6 organic red radishes, thinly sliced
For the Vinaigrette:
2 tablespoons finely minced shallots
*I buzz in food processor
1 teaspoon sugar-free Dijon mustard
6 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
7 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil.
Whisk together vinaigrette ingredients. Drizzle vinaigrette over greens and toss until well mixed. Season greens with Celtic sea salt, to taste.