by Leora Acoca Goldberg June 15, 2020

Shredded red beets and Daikon

Have you ever wondered what are the health benifits of red beets and daikon?

Beets are loaded with vitamins and minerals and low in calories and fat. They also contain inorganic nitrates and pigments, both of which have a number of health benefits including lowering of blood preasure significantly.Eating beets may also increase oxygen use by up to 20% -the compound nitrate appears to affect physical performance by improving the efficiency of mitochondria responsible for energy production in our cells. ,The beets have moderate amount of fibers which help proper digestions and elimination. It is a tasty vegetables that can be baked, steamed or used raw in a salad. 

Red beets nutrition

  • Calories: 44.
  • Protein: 1.7 grams.
  • Fat: 0.2 grams.
  • Fiber: 2 grams.
  • Vitamin C: 6% of the RDI.
  • Folate: 20% of the RDI.
  • Vitamin B6: 3% of the RDI.
  • Magnesium: 6% of the RDI. 

Daikon health benefits 

    The daikon radish is one of those little known superfoods that appears often as a garnish in sushi restaurants. I first came across the Daikon when living in Japan and later when I was studying the Macrobiotic diet - the daikon radish played a major role in weight loss and detox.

    But with very low calories/cholesterol and a high amount of fiber, it’s a shame to relegate it to just a garnish. Instead, It is very high in Vitamin C, potassium, and phosphorus. Additionally, it contains several beneficial enzymes that aid in digestion as well as phytonutrients that help to fight against cancer. Daikon is used to help to strengthen the immune system and cleansing the blood.

    Daikon therapeutic virtues

    Daikon has many unbelievable therapeutic virtues and it is rich in nutrients. It is high in minerals including calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin C, vitamins of group B, and fibers, it has fat-burning properties because it metabolizes them. This is not by chance that in Japan it is served with Salmon or tempura or fried foods. Since it has detoxifying, anti-swelling, diuretic, cleansing virtues it is recommendable for those who suffer from water retention and cellulite. It relieves congestions, so, it is useful if you have a cough or cold.


    shredded red beets (2-3)

    Green herbs 

    Daikon radish (medium size shredded)



    Chop the daikon and the red beets into match sticks and place in a ball

    Add greens

    Add the dressing

    Mix all ingredients very well. 


     olive oil

    2 tablespoons Apple cider vinegar

    A pinch of black pepper.


     Tempe (fermented soybeans rich in enzymes)

    Here is Tempe glazed in Soy sauce and a twist of lemon 

    Tempe fingers 

    slice Tempe to rectangular slices and drain excess water.  in a pan hit coconut oil (1 tablespoon or more) place the Tempe and glazed it until brown color on both sides serving it with a salad or as the meaty part of a Nori rolls.


    Leora Acoca Goldberg
    Leora Acoca Goldberg

    Former miss Israel and runner up of Miss Asia Pacific in the 80s . TV reality Survivor - second runner up 2010 I love wellness, Aesthetics and fashion - here to spread all the good stuff and Vibes

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