Hey Readers! Feeling Healthy and Happy? Today I will tell you the benefits of Onion. Onion is the staple in Indian salad. It comes in lots of different forms, for example, white, red and green also known as spring onion. Onion has magnesium, calcium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, and selenium, and they are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, and dietary fiber too.
Onion has numerous health benefits and each form has different benefits:
Helps Reducing Cholesterol:
Consumption of raw onion helps in lowering the level of bad cholesterol, which is LDL. Hence, have onion freely in a salad as bad breath is better than bad cholesterol.
Vitamin C and Vitamin B6 available in the raw form of onion help in building a strong immune system.
Quercetin, a compound found in raw onion is shown to play a preventive role in the stomach and colorectal cancer.
Onion acts as blood thinner or anticoagulant, which prevent the blood cells from making clots.
Onions contain rare mineral chromium, which is difficult to be found naturally in food. Chromium helps the body maintain the gradual release of sugar on blood, thus maintain blood sugar.
Mixture of onion juice and honey in equal parts can relieve sore throats and coughing.
Curing Iron Deficiency:
Eating onions along with jiggery and water helps in adding iron content in the body, which is an essential part of producing new red blood cells.
As we discuss in our previous blog too, Detoxing helps our body to flush out several toxins and bad cholesterol due to bad eating habits and lack of exercise. Onions help in keeping our body toxin free. Onions have a sulfur compound in it and amino acids that help in clearing out the digestive system and helps in expel of harmful toxins from the body.
Aids in producing Antioxidant:
Onion helps the body to produce its own antioxidants. This is the best way of aiding the prevention of the effects of free radicals. Research shows that Onion helps in producing Glutathione. It helps in fighting cancer elements and protects against heart diseases.
Onion being rich in dietary fiber, which ensures comfortable bowel moments. Fiber helps in cleaning the intestines and removing waste from the body. Onion also helps in relief from stomach pain and cramps.
Helps in Managing Anemia:
There are various medicines for curing Anemia but natural prevention is always best. Onion has 0.2 mg iron and a good amount of Folate. Folate is a chemical that absorbs iron to its full potential and it is highly recommended to pregnant ladies.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that can hit anyone at any time. The biggest problem is managing it so that it doesn’t lead to severe problems. To manage that you need to manage blood sugar level. For that, eating raw onion helps a lot.
Some people lose hair or develop gray hairs. Hair masks made of onion helps in preventing hair fall and hair going gray. It also helps in reducing dandruff.
Onion with its detoxifying and antioxidant properties help in slowing down the aging process.
Antifungal and Antimicrobial properties:
Onions help in fighting bacteria present in our mouths. Chew it 3 minutes in the morning to prevent bacteria.
Rub a sliced onion to the affected area to get instant relief. Add a few drops of onion juice in cotton to get relief from earache.
Relieve from cough and cold:
Add onion juice in hot water at the time of preparation of tea. It will help in relief from cough and cold. Onion Juice added to honey can help in reducing swelling of Throat.
Onion help in treating bone loss. They have compounds that help in rebuilding connective tissue.
Therefore, I hope you like this blog. Onions not only make you cry they are healthy too. Stay tuned until next blog. Till then stay healthy and happy.