Health benefits of onions

Health benefits of onions !

Onions (allium cepa) have been widely used for thousands of years , but some of there unique health property’s are only just coming to light not only can these little bulbs add flavour to your favourite dishes but they may also hold they key to a long and fruitful life.

These amazing vegetables are literally packed full of beneficial compounds , so much so that nutritionist are now admitting that the humble onion could actually be more beneficial then most ‘super fruits’ such as acai berries , goji and graviola.This is due to high levels of a compound known as “quercetin”. Belonging to the flavonoid family of antioxidants quercetin is a anti inflammatory and has been linked to lower rates of cancer and is widely used by people suffering from arthritis due to it aiding in easy movement. Quercetin can improve prostate health in men, as well as having strong antihistamine property’s meaning it can help with people who suffer from allergy’s

high sulphur content

Onions are also rich in sulphur a compound that has long been regarded as a cancer fighting nutrient (it’s the sulphur content that is responsible for onions famous trate of making your eyes water when chopped.) its also the sulphur thats responsible for the potent antimicrobial and antibacterial property’s of the onion. Sulphur compounds also help to stop blood clotting by thinning the blood, similar to aspirin.This can help with conditions like high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke and arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries due to heavy metals)

vitamins and mineral content

Onions contain a whole host of vitamins and minerals essential to life including high levels of copper, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin E. As if that wasn’t enough onions may also help to ward to forms of stomach cancer due to its probiotic nature promoting healthy gut flora

so what are you waiting for get down to your green grossers and start benefiting today from these unique vegetables today.

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