Research shows that more than 90% of families use onions for one meal or the other, it will be quite interesting to discuss this in details. The essence of this is so we know whether or not we are doing the right thing.
For centuries onions have been used for one reason or the other. Some of the benefits include:
- It contains phytochemical and vitamin C that can help improve immunity.
- They also contain chromium which are very significant in regulating our blood sugar level.
- Studies show that onions have been used several times to reduce inflammation and heal infections.
- Raw onion helps to lower the production of bad cholesterol (LDL), thereby keeping our hearts healthy. There is also evidence showing that sulphur compounds in onion can lower blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, and also improve cell membrane function in red blood cells.
- When I was quite younger, my grandma always uses it whenever we complained of chest pain and what I remember is that it used to be like magic to us cos it worked perfectly well. In human studies, most of the cardiovascular benefits have been demonstrated in the form of overall diet. Multiple studies show onion to be a food that provides protection for the heart and blood vessels when consumed in a diet that is rich in other vegetables and fruits—especially flavonoid-containing vegetables and fruits.
- Onion contains a powerful compound called quercetin. Quercetin is known for its significant role in preventing cancer.
- It prevents the risk of developing gastric ulcers because of the scavenge free radicals
- It helps in the immediate relief of pain and burning sensation.
- Onions’ Support for Bone and Connective Tissue
- Cardiovascular Benefits of Onions
- Sleep and mood: Folate, found in onions, may help with depression by preventing an excess of homocysteine from forming in the body, which can prevent blood and other nutrients from reaching the brain. Excess homocysteine interferes with the production of the feel-good hormones serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine, which regulate not only mood, but also sleep and appetite as well (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Skin and hair: Adequate intake of vitamin C is needed for the building and maintenance of collagen, which provides structure to skin and hair (medicalnewstoday.com).
The next time you think if it is right to eat onion, remember it is not only right but significant.
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