Best health benefits of red onions

Health benefits of Red onions 

Eating vegetables every day is important for our health; certain kinds offer unique benefits.

Onions along with garlic, chives, leeks, shallots are all part of the Allium genus of flowering plants

Onions have potent plant compounds which are known to promote health in many ways they are also packed full of various vitamins, minerals

In fact, the medicinal properties of onions have been recognised since ancient times, when they were used to treat ailments like headaches, heart disease and mouth sores.

Red onions

Red onions

These are packed full of quercetin, this is a bioflavonoid that is particularly well suited for seeking out and removing free radicals. Aside from its antioxidant properties, quercetin has been found to possess cancer fighting anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Red onions are known as been nutrient dense meaning they are packed full of vitamins and minerals yet low to non in calories.

One medium onion has just forty-four calories but delivers a considerable dose of vitamins, minerals, and fibre

Onions are particularly high in vitamin C, they are also rich in B vitamins, they also have good amounts of folate (B9) and pyridoxine (B6) which play key roles in metabolism, red blood cell production and nerve function.

Onions are also a reliable source of potassium, a mineral in which many people are lacking.

Onions help prevent cardiovascular disease, dissolve blood clots, fights infections, reduces blood pressure, helps to detoxify the body, lowers cancer risks,

Onions have extremely healthy polyphenols (quercetin) that help to improve the make-up of our gut microflora. For many individuals, these are extremely good for the gut microbiome.

Onions also contain fructans sugars these sugars are part of the FODMAP group.

People who have small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and other digestive issues can struggle to digest these sugars. This can lead to gas and bloating. If this were to happen, you could remove onions from your diet well your gut heals

Red onions aid with

  1. Brain boosters
  2. Cancer fighters
  3. Fight allergies
  4. Aid with weight
  5. Heart health
  6. Help with-haemorrhoids
  7. Immune system boosters
  8. Improve memory
  9. Regulates blood pressure
  10. Treat psoriasis
  11. loss
  12. Antioxidants
  13. Anti- fungal
  14. Anti-bacterial
  15. Anti- inflammatory.
  16. Body detoxifiers
  17. Fight colds
  18. Purifies blood
  19. High in fibre
  20. Energy booster
  21. Increases sperm count
  22. Regulates blood sugar
  23. Prevents gastric ulcers
  24. Improves skin health

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A.C.S Nutritional Therapist and weight loss specialist. A registered nutritional therapist.

A.C.S Nutritional Therapist and weight loss specialist.
A registered nutritional therapist.

By Aaron Christopher Slade