Let’s talk health benefits of onions. They don’t onions super heroes in the kitchen for nothing…..
Best part is they’re the foundation of most dishes — they’re in most everything! That is – if you’re cooking at home from scratch.
This is the easiest way to get them in every 👏 single 👏 day
which is the best way to get alllllll the benefits listed here.
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Here are 9 health benefits of onions…
1. Onions are a natural anti-microbial.
Think of them like the soap of the food supply. They literally kill microbes like bacteria and viruses. Putting an onion next to your bed while you sleep may not be an “old wives tale” after all…
Particular studies show onions are effective at killing bacteria like e.coli and staph.
2. Onions are high in nutrients for immune system and nervous system health
Especially vitamin C, B6, B9 (folate) and potassium.
3. Onions are high in compounds our bodies use to make our body’s master antioxidant glutathione (think detox).
Read more about why glutathione is important and how to get the nutrients you need to make it right here.
4. Onions are anti-inflammatory
(thought to reduce heart disease and cancer risk).
5. Onions are high in quercetin
Quercetin is a potent anti-inflammatory, important for immune health
6. Onions are shown to reduce cholesterol, high blood pressure and blood clots.
One study of women with PCOS found consuming large amounts of raw red onions for 8 weeks reduced total LDL cholesterol.
7. Onions are high in cancer-fighting compounds
They contain compounds that have been shown to decrease tumor development and slow the spread of certain cancers in test-tube studies.
8. Onions are shown to help control blood sugar
Studies have shown so in those with pre-diabetes and diabetes.
9. Onions are helpful for maintaining good digestive health
Prebiotic fibers feed beneficial gut bacteria so they can make SCFAs – which support good gut health, immunity, reduce inflammation and enhance digestion, and improve mineral absorption (like calcium and magnesium.
What’s your favorite way to get more onions on your plate every day?
Tell us down below in the comments.
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