Onion, a vegetable that is frequently used with other vegetables or in salad has several health benefits. Although, it can make your eyes leak into tears or generate foul smell from mouth after consuming it, still one can’t ignore the health benefits it posses. Apart from being very nutritive, good for hair and skin, the vegetable save us from many diseases including cancer. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of Onion…
Onion contains a compound named “inulin” that triggers formation of healthy bacteria in the intestine which fastens the digestion process by encouraging release of juices.
Good for Diabetic Patients
According to report, onion helps in keeping a check on blood sugar levels since it contains 80 percent water in them. Apart from this. the vegetable helps in production of insulin, a hormone that controls blood sugar level. This is especially effective in case of Type 1 diabetes where insulin-producing islet cells get damaged.
Onions are rich in antioxidants like Vitamin C that destroys free radicals which triggers several terminating disease like cancer. Flavonoids found in onions prevents cancer.
Quercetin, a form of antioxidant is found in Onions which acts like an antihistamine. According to researchers, antioxidants helps in fighting histamine, allergies and several other inflammatory chemicals.
Fights against Dental Decay
Although onion might bring you bad breath but it is good for your teeth. Researchers believe that consuming raw uncooked onions can improve oral health and protect dental decay. According to a study, more than 10,000 germs can be killed by chewing onions for just three minutes.
Keeps Heart healthy
According to a study, consuming raw onion enhances production of good cholesterol called HDL that keeps your heart healthy preventing cardiovascular diseases
Strengthens Immune System
Phytonutrients, due to which Onions get pungent smell, it triggers production and enhances functioning of Vitamin C. Vitamin C also known as ascorbic acid fights with bacteria and thus strengthens immune system.
Good for Skin and Hair
Vitamin A, C and E found in Onions helps in keeping skin smooth and healthy. The anti-inflammatory component found in the vegetable helps in curing acne. While Onion juice can prevent hair loss as the vegetable improve blood flow in the body, thus more reaches to our hair follicles encouraging hair growth.
Prevents from scorching heat (LOO)
For centuries people have been using onion for inflammation and heat remedy, keeping a single Onion in pocket itself can prevent hot winds known as Loo blowing in hot summers in cities like Delhi.
Apart from above benefits, the marvelous vegetable has several other benefits. So, next when time you see onions in your plate, just eat them without giving a second thought and stay healthy.Tags: cancer, hair, immune system, onion, skin, vegetable