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here’s 14 impressive health benefits of
onions life is like an onion it’s stinky and you cry sometimes that’s how the
saying goes right well you may be surprised to learn that onions are
pretty complex although they may have a bad reputation they’re a vegetable so
that means they’re packed full of healthy things your body needs
today we’re going to look at some impressive benefits of onions how to
pick the perfect onion and how to store your new favorite veggie so you don’t
waste money before you unlock all the secrets of an onion
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new videos when you think of foods that are good for your health what comes to
mind kale an apple or maybe an orange well it’s time to shine the spotlight on
the underrated vegetable known as the onion not only are they packed full of
vitamins that give your body a boost they also make food taste delicious
but that’s just a bonus onions have actually been used as food for thousands
of years dating all the way back to ancient Egypt keep watching as we peel
back the layers on why you should be adding more onion to your daily routine
reason number one they pack a punch not just in how they taste but in the way
they can help your body to just one onion can give you a considerable dose
of vitamins minerals and fiber and as we know a fiber is great for keeping you
regular not to mention if you’re looking to lose weight these vegetables are
super low in calories according to the USDA food composition databases one
medium onion has just 44 calories but delivers a considerable dose of those
important vitamins and that fiber we mentioned before
reason number two your heart loves onions let the love affair begin because
onions contain all kinds of benefits when it comes to your heart onions can
even lower your risk of heart disease the US National Library of Medicine says
onions have the power to lower cholesterol levels and a decrease in
heart disease risk factors such as high blood pressure maybe you’ve heard that
red wine also contains heart protective qualities but according to medical daily
eating an onion is even better now the question is do onions and wine go
together reason number three when it comes to antioxidants onions are one of
the best the plant can share hi Marie search engines contain over 25 different
types of varieties of antioxidants which help fight against diseases like
diabetes heart disease and cancer reason number 4 onions are up for a fight
researchers at the National Center for Biotechnology information say veggies of
the Allium genus like garlic and onions have been linked to a lower risk of
certain cancers like stomach and colorectal not to mention the US
national library of medicine lists onions as one of the vegetables that can
possibly put the brakes on tumor growth if that doesn’t count as a wonder veggie
then we don’t know what does reason number five if you’re diabetic listen up
because our friend the onion can help control your blood sugar specifically
fresh red onion in a study cited by PubMed Central with 42 people who have
type 2 diabetes the results show eating red onion reduced fasting blood sugar
levels by about 40 milligrams per deciliter after just four hours
it’s time you’re at the grocery store mix it up and grab some red onion to add
to your next meal reason number six dairy takes most of the credit for this
one but onion juice actually helps support strong bones to the US National
Library of Medicine reports daily consumption of onion juice can improve
bone density which can help prevent osteoporosis a disease that causes bones
to become weak and even break from things like falling or even sneezing
reason number seven not convinced onions are super vegetables yet well a study
done by the school of chemical engineering young yam University in
Korea says onions can even help fight against dangerous bacteria such as
e.coli it’s even believed that onion extract can curb the growth of bacteria
that is a major public concern in developing parts of the world reason
number eight they’re good for your gut move over yogurt because onions are here
for your belly tail onions are rich with fiber and probiotics which are those
good bacteria your gut needs to benefit digestive health and improve immune
function according to the US National Library of Medicine there’s more than
one way to cook an onion above be warned dear viewer there have been reports that
eating raw onion can cause irritation in the belly and some people find it hard
to digest we recommend starting with cooked onions and working your way up
from there reason number nine onions can help get rid of that nasty cold
ever hear of onion honey syrup well according to style craze adding this
honey onion mixture to your routine it can boost your health just cook some
onion slices with a half cup of honey until the onions turn translucent and
soft and there you have it a spoonful of this every three to four hours can help
you feeling better in no time reason number 10
may not smell the best but they can actually help with your breathing
especially when it comes to those with asthma onions contain something called
quercetin an antioxidant that can help reduce histamine which is what makes you
sneeze cry or itch onions can also promote an anti
inflammatory response in the body according to medical daily reason number
11 say cheese hang on have we switched to cheese don’t
get confused we’re still talking about onions when it comes to your smile raw
onions can improve those pearly whites now this one is not for the faint of
heart if you want to boost your oral health
natural Society recommends chewing on raw onion for about 2 to 3 minutes in
order to help strengthen teeth and get rid of bacteria that can cause tooth
decay you know what they say an onion a day keeps the doctor away reason number
12 onions can help keep your immune system strong and monie a dietician
based in Washington DC says the polyphenols in onions
act as antioxidants protecting the body against free radicals eliminating free
radicals can help encourage a strong immune system your immune system is
basically your body’s defense against potentially harmful viruses and diseases
so given the chance wouldn’t you want to help strengthen it reason number 13
onions have the power to heal the folks at care to say people have been using
onions for their healing properties for centuries and we’re just hearing about
this now they go on to say the main benefits include reducing inflammation
and healing infections for example let’s say you get stung by a honey bee that
hurts but pain won’t last for long if you have an
onion close by just apply some onion juice to the sting for instant relief
from any pain or burning sensations reason number 14
onions are super easy to add to your diet and a great addition if you’re
trying to lose weight try them in your favorite chili or spiced up taco night
with some homemade guacamole and fresh salsa
you’ll be surprised with the many different ways you can incorporate
onions into some of your favorite recipes now that you know all the ways
in which an onion cares for you here at bestie we figured you should know all
the ways to care for your onions when it comes to choosing the perfect onion you
want one that is clean hard and has a dry smooth skin there are many types of
onion but if you’re looking for one that’s available throughout the year
regular yellow onions are probably your best bet once you get your onions home
do not put them in the fridge we know weird right
according to helpline whole onions absorb moisture very easily and putting
them in the fridge could make them mushy or spoil faster however peeled or sliced
onions can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks whole onions are best
kept in a cool dark and well-ventilated place like your pantry basement or
garage before we wrap up there is one thing we want you to know about our
friend the onion it does have a reputation for being a little pungent
the main negative aspect of cooking with onions is indeed the smell it can be a
real problem but fear not dear viewer we’ve got the remedy for the onions
revenge BBC good food has this tip for getting that onion smell
off your hands and breath after chopping onions try rinsing the hands with cold
water rubbing them with salt rinsing again and then washing with soap and
warm water to remove the smell from your breath eat a few pieces of parsley or an
apple to conceal the odor and that’s it so how impressive was this list are you
going to start adding onion juice to your daily routine let us know what you
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