4 medium white onions
1 small carrot, washed
1 pepper (of your choice: jalapeno, habenero, chili)
2 c. water
2 c. white vinegar
2 Tbsp. white sugar
2 tsp. salt
4 medium fresh lime juice (or 2 large)
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
4-5 radishes (optional)
Health Benefits - When added to Food
WHITE ONIONS - White onions promote gut health. They are are packed with fiber and pr0biotics, white onions feed the gut bacteria and uplift digestive health. They can also help the body as a natural blood thinner, they can help to regulate blood sugar levels, promote sleep, have antibacterial properties, and help to prevent cancer.
CARROTS - The fiber in carrots can help keep blood sugar levels under control. And they're loaded with vitamin A and beta-carotene, which there's evidence to suggest can lower your diabetes risk. They can strengthen your bones. Carrots have calcium and vitamin K, both of which are important for bone health.
RADISHES - Radishes are rich in antioxidants and minerals like calcium and potassium. Together, these nutrients help lower high blood pressure and reduce your risks for heart disease. The radish is also a good source of natural nitrates that improve blood flow.
CILANTRO - The cilantro plant contains dodecenal, an antimicrobial compound that may help protect your body against infections and illnesses caused by tainted food. The compound is effective against Salmonella, a microbe that can cause life-threatening food poisoning.