17 Amazing Benefits of Onion

Onions, a good source of folic acid,calcium,iron,Vitamin C,dietary fiber,Vitamin B6,rich in a number of flavonoids(antioxidants) and sulphuric compounds.Onions are low in sodium and contain no fat.

Health Benefits of Onion

1.Onions are very effective in treating acne.onion juice mixed with honey or turmeric can be applied to acne.

2.Onion is used for treating digestion problems including loss of appetite, upset stomach, and gallbladder
disorders; for treating heart and blood vessel problems including chest pain and high blood pressure; and for
preventing “hardening of the arteries” . It is also used for treating sore mouth and throat, whooping cough,
bronchitis, asthma, dehydration, intestinal gas,parasitic worms, and diabetes. Some people use it as a
diuretic to increase urine output.

Onion is applied directly to the skin for insect bites,wounds, light burns, boils, warts, and bruises.

3.Onions are very effective in treating diabetes.It contains a good source of chromium which helps to
regulate blood sugar.

4.The combination of sulfuric compounds, chromium and vitamin B6 work together to lower blood pressure, prevent atherosclerosis and heart disease. Onions help to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attacks. They also help to lower bad cholesterol and raise good HDL-cholesterol.

5.Onions also help in the maintenance of healthy bones.

6.onions reduces inflammation. Vitamin C, Quercitin and other flavonoids together kills bacteria.

7.With Vitamin C, it boost the immune system and helps to fight against diseases.
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8.Consumption of onions may prevent gastric ulcers by scavenging free radicals and by preventing growth of the ulcer-forming microorganism, Heliobacter pylori.

9.Onions contain quercetin which helps to fight against diseases and disorders including cataracts,cardiovascular disease as well as cancer of the breast,colon, ovarian, gastric, lung, and bladder.
It also slows the oxidative damage to cells and tissue of the body,to protect and regenerate vitamin E (a powerful antioxidant), and to inactivate the harmful effects of chelate metal ions.

10.Onions contain the phytochemicals known as disulfides,trisulfides, cepaene, and vinyl dithiins. These compounds have a variety of health-functional properties, including anticancer and antimicrobial activities.

11.Onion reduces the lung tightness in people with asthma.

12.For sore throat and cough,onion juice mixed with honey is a good first aid treatment.

13.Onions boost the libido and sex drive.

14.Onions have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that give relief to upset stomach and related
gastro syndromes.

15.Daily eating one raw onion provides numerous health benefits.Especially it improves oral health(protect from tooth decay) and insomnia.

16.Onion has powerful anti-inflammatory, antibiotic,antiviral antiseptic,anti-cancer and anti-bacterial properties. It heals the wounds and relieves the pain.It protects body against bacteria and other infections.

16.Onions improves the memory and strengthens the nerves.

17.Onions rich in sulphur promotes hair growth.

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