10 Benefits of Onions

Have you ever imagined what this life would be like without onions? Onions has been used as a food ingredient in many dishes for several thousands of years across many cultures around the world. Onions have been used as a natural remedy for several illnesses for thousands of years. You do not need to eat loads of onions to derive these benefits. What then are the health benefits of onions?

1. Onions are a good source of vitamin C, B1, B6 and K. they are also rich in dietary fibre, folic acid, biotin, calcium and chromium.

2. Onions are the richest source of Quercitin which has been shown to fight chronic bronchitis, lower cholesterol, prevent asthma, hay fever, atherosclerosis, infection as well as preventing stomach ulcer. Quercitin possesses anti-inflammatory, antibacterial properties that help to prevent cancer. It can also be used as a sedative.

3. The vitamin C found in onions is very good for detoxifying the body and can effectively remove the following metals from the body: lead, arsenic, mercury and cadmium.

 4. It contains flavoniods which are antioxidants that help to protect the body from cancer by reducing the damage to the DNA due to free radicals.

 5. Onions has been used to treat asthma for a long time now. It does this by inhibiting the formation of compounds that cause bronchial spasms and helps to relax the bronchial muscles.

6. It has antibacterial properties which help to kill several disease causing pathogens.

 7. They contain sulfur which enhances liver function as well as improve the action of amino acids on the brain and nervous system.

 8. They help to keep the blood clot free.

9. They can significantly reduce blood sugar levels. This is benefit of onion make it a very good helper to diabetes patients.

10. Onions is used to treat colds, coughs, and asthma, and to repel insects.

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I don't always like raw onions, though the red onions and certain other ones are on the sweeter side, to make it easier to eat that way.
But, considering that they help flavor EVERY type of cuisine, I'm all for using them anytime! Plus you can use the skin to use as a veggie broth base.
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You are right. Its not everybody that like taking raw onion. But event at that, they are actually of great health benefits to our body

Are any of these health benefits negated by cooking the onions? I'm not a big fan of raw onions, but I could eat caramelized onions by the pound.

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