HEALTH BENEFITS OF ONIONS IN OUR BODY SYSTEM
Onions is undeniably one of the most important vegetable crops/spice in the world. Check out the first part of this Article. I took time to list and explain the various types of onion and their importance.
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It helps in fighting cancer.
The red onions are the most effective in destroying breast and colon cancer cells. These onions have high levels of quercetin and anthcyanin. They activate the pathways that provoke the cancer cells to kill themselves. They make environment unfavorable for cancer cells to communicate and this inhibits their growth.
It helps in improving heart health.
It can cut the risk of cardiovascular disease. It acts as natural blood thinners and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. The quercetin in onions has the potential to fight heart disease. It offers both antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties that promotes heart health.
Onions also prevent the blood platelets from sticking each other which can lead to clothing and eventually heart attacks. They also prevent high blood pressure thereby averting heart danger. Also they help in the removal of small blood clots activity.
Onions fights inflammation.
Cooking onions in soup doesn’t diminish their quercetin value but simply transfers the antioxidant from the vegetable to the soup broth. Even the essential oil from onion has benefits. The oil has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Onions when combined with garlic could have greater benefits. The two together are known to be effective anti depressants, painkillers, anticoagulants and anti inflammatory.
Onion promotes healthy digestion which is attributed to insulin, a fiber present in the vegetable. Consuming this fiber helps the body maintain good levels of healthy bacteria. It also helps to treat different types of diarrhea, and pgytochemicals in onions can cut the risk of gastric ulcers. It also ease constipation, stomach ache and stomach worms.
Onions improves immune system.
The selenium in onion stimulates immune function. It also helps in producing important proteins and transport calcium.
Sleeping with onions underneath your feet or placing them in your socks eradicates infection and hydrates your body. Doing so can also strengthen your immune system.
It helps to maintain bone health and reduce bone loss. It is also beneficial on bone density of women older than 50 years. It also help to treat joint pains.
It lowers blood sugar levels. One exhibits the positive effect only when taken along with metformin, the anti diabetic drug.
You can also make onion tea for treating colds.
This tea gives you an immunity boost and helps to prevent ailments. Making the tea is as simple as cutting an onion, boiling it in water and drinking the juice. This serves as a quick remedy for cold and other illness.
You can also add other ingredients like ginger for taste. The anti-inflammatory property of onions can also help improve asthma. It helps in respiratory issues and allergic rhinitis.
Enhance brain health. The antioxidant in onion bind with the harmful toxins in the brain, flushes them out of the body. While the sulfur content slows down age related memory loss and it also improves memory impairment. Onions also treat dizziness and epilepsy.
Ease menopause symptoms.
Onions helps during menopause as they support the liver and get rid of the waste hormones. Taking enough calcium is also imperative during this period. Onions contain calcium too and can help in this regard.
Help to cure fever.
It cures fever as a food ingredient. It can prevent or treat nose bleeding given it’s natural fumes which can help the blood clot.
Enhance eye health.
The sulfur in onions improves the health of the lens of the eye. It stimulates the production of protein named glutathione, which acts as an antioxidant. Higher levels of glutathione mean, a reduced risk of glaucomo and cataracts. the selenium in onions supports vitamin E in the eye. Onion is a potential cure for common eye infections like conjunctivitis and blephantis.
Gives an energy boost.
The fiber in onions slows digestion and keeps the energy level stable. The “Ibukun” in the vegetable helps maintain your stamina levels.
It improves sexual health.
It is used to manage sexual impotence and erectile dysfunction. Taking onion juice with honey is known to increase fertility in men.
Onions contain prebiotics that improves sleep and even reduce stress. The metabolic byproducts helps brain function and induce sleep.
Cure ear disorders.
Onion juice can work great to relieve earache. One way to do this, is to heat up the onion, extract some of the juice and pour a few drops into the affected ear.
Onion is good for oral health.
It helps to reduce bacteria that causes tooth decay. It also relieves tooth pain. Eating them raw is best as cooking might destroy some of these beneficial compounds.
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