Friday, 3 May 2013

Nutritional Benefits of Onions

Nutritional Benefits of Onions

Never mind the tears they bring on—onions are a great companion in your fight against disease. A prized member of the lily family, they lavish you with health benefits while adding oodles of taste to your food.

A quick glimpse at their incredible health benefits:

Onions contain a high amount of polyphenols, a type of 
phytonutrient, which includes disease-protecting flavonoids 
and tannins. In fact, onions are one of the most polyphenol-
packed foods you can eat.
Onions due to its high sulphur content prevents body fevers 
that can be caused due to sun stroke.
Decrease high cholesterol and blood pressure levels.
Reduce the risk of developing colon and other cancers.

Reduce inflammation.

Quercetin, an antioxidant found in green onions, offers 
anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine benefits and  is known to 
play a significant role in preventing cancer. Green onions
are rich in vitamin C which not only boosts immunity, but 
offers protection from cardiovascular disease, eye disease, 
and skin wrinkling.
Onions are rich in chromium, an essential mineral used by 
the body to regulate glucose and for the metabolism and 
storage of macronutrients. Thus onion help to lower blood 
Other nutrients found in onions include fiber, manganese, 
vitamin B6, potassium and copper.
It is mainly used as a traditional medicine for common cold.

It stimulates the respiratory tract and helps in expelling 
sputum (phlegm).
Do you enjoy sliced, chopped onions with your food? If yes, 
rejoice! Raw onion encourages the production of good 
cholesterol (HDL), thus keeping your heart healthy.

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