Onion Benefits


Any proper dinner recipe today includes onions. They are not just adding flavour to food but also provide you with exceptionally large amounts of much needed nutrients. Onions are very cheap and available to buy. It is very easy though to grow your own onions without much effort. Quercitin is present in the more outer layers of onion. It is important to not peel onion too much, otherwise the substance will be lost. Quercitin is associated with the ability to boost immune system and reduce risk of cancer. It is just one of the flavonoids in onion.

Health benefits of eating onions

According to recent research of CSIR, eating onions and garlic increased enzyme activities which are responsible for metabolism of cholesterol. It means that onions could be a tool to prevent

Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke. 80% of gallstone occurrence is linked to high cholesterol level in the blood. Apparently the uptake of Iron and Zinc from cereals increases when eaten together with onions and garlic.

The presence of Zinc and Iron is important in reactions of metabolism, growth, reproduction and healing. This is very important as the bioavailability of micronutrients in plants is low. Therefore, if someone doesn’t enjoy eating a lot of vegetables, adding an onion to the meal will enhance the benefits of eating raw cereal food.

People who exercise a lot are usually at risk of viruses which causes flu. Receiving Quercitin, which is one of the most beneficial onion ingredients, as part of a diet reduce significantly the risk of being affected by flu viruses. Onions are rich also in Potassium which is required for membrane potential, therefore highly responsible for muscle contraction.

Benefits of Eating Onions:

  • Enhances the absorption of minerals in the body
  • Prevents Cancer
  • Prevents the formation of gallstones
  • Boosts immune system
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Prevents Osteoporosis