5 Benefits Of

5 Benefits of Onions

You read well. For today I chose the common Onion. Why? Because you use it so often when you cook and I thought it would be interesting if you’ll see some of its benefits.

Benefits of Onions

1. Rich Source of Quercitin

The onion is the richest dietary source of quercitin, a potent antioxidant flavonoid. Quercitin has been shown to thin the blood, lower cholesterol, raise good-type HDL cholesterol, ward off blood clots, fight asthma, chronic bronchitis, hay fever, diabetes, atherosclerosis and infections and is specifically linked to inhibiting human stomach cancer.

2. Relieves Cough

Onion tea proved to be a good painkiller and an effective cough expectorant. Cut an onion into four and put it to boil until the water reduced slightly. For a better taste, you can add two to three teaspoons of honey.

3. Anti-Bacterial Properties

By eating a diet that is heavy in onions, you can boost your body’s natural protection system against bacteria. This will mean that you’ll be less likely to experience a variety of different types of infections.

4. Treats Anemia

Many types of onions are high in iron. Red onions in particular have the highest concentrations of iron. This can be helpful for a number of reasons. Iron helps to keep your blood the proper consistency and thickness. Onions can prevent anemia, or a general thinning of the blood.

5. Regulates blood pressure

If you have problems with your blood pressure try to eat onions. They lower blood pressure naturally, plus, they thin the blood and dissolve formed blood clots.

11 thoughts on “5 Benefits of Onions

    1. Actually, I add onion in almost every dish I make. It’s a simple ingredient that is present (or should be present) in every kitchen. It gives a great taste if used properly and you can cook it in so many ways. Thank you for your visit!

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