Are onions good for you?

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  1. To Start Again profile image76
    To Start Againposted 5 years ago

    Are onions good for you?

    My husband and I eat a lot of onions in our meals and I just wondered if there are any health benefits to them and if certain types of onions are better than others. We eat mostly white onions.

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    CalebSparksposted 5 years ago

    Yes, onions are very good for you. Here is a link to some interesting info. I just found it myself:  http://www.organicfacts.net/health-bene … onion.html

    1. To Start Again profile image76
      To Start Againposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks!

  3. bethperry profile image91
    bethperryposted 5 years ago

    I've always heard onions contain a lot of potassium and are good for cleansing the blood. So I would think the answer is yes. But even if they weren't, I still love the taste of them!

    1. To Start Again profile image76
      To Start Againposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      me too, Beth! We eat them on everything lol

  4. nanette bette profile image60
    nanette betteposted 5 years ago

    if I'm right I think I need help prevent cancer

    1. To Start Again profile image76
      To Start Againposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That would be nice!

  5. Firdousia Sudheer profile image58
    Firdousia Sudheerposted 5 years ago

    The phytochemicals in onions improve the working of Vitamin C in the body, thus gifting you with improved immunity.
    Onions contain chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar.
    For centuries, onions have been used to reduce inflammation and heal infections.
    Do you enjoy sliced onions with your food? If yes, rejoice! Raw onion encourages the production of good cholesterol (HDL), thus keeping your heart healthy.
    A powerful compound called quercetin in onions is known to play a significant role in preventing cancer.
    Got bitten by a honeybee? Apply onion juice on the area for immediate relief from the pain and burning sensation.
    Onions scavenge free radicals, thereby reducing your risk of developing gastric ulcers.
    Those bright green tops of green onions are rich in Vitamin A, so do use them often.


    Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/8-grea … z2VLyokq6Y

  6. Codebreak profile image74
    Codebreakposted 5 years ago

    I love onions and ate lots of it but had to stop it turns out I'm allergic to them and Garlic I swell up. I miss my onions....

    1. To Start Again profile image76
      To Start Againposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      sad that stinks. My cousin is also allergic to garlic but can still have the fake powdered stuff. Could you eat the powdered onion seasoning?

    2. Codebreak profile image74
      Codebreakposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I do sometimes and is not too bad but not the same I bought this indian spice that gives the onion garlic flavor but stinks like crazy.

 
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