50 Reasons Onions Are The Bomb

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By Janet Early 

Onions – a member of the allium family and brother to garlic – has numerous health benefits for the human body. It’s been hailed since ancient times as a tool to prevent disease and keep your body at optimal function.

Without further ado, here are 50 amazing benefits of the onion and why you should be eating more of it:

  1. Fights against disease-causing free radicals
  2. Reduces fever
  3. Improves respiratory problems such as bronchitis
  4. Relieves arthritis pain
  5. Breaks up coughs
  6. Stabilizes blood sugar levels
  7. Protects against inflammation
  8. Proven to help prevent cancer
  9. Lowers high cholesterol
  10. Boosts heart health
  11. Fights against diabetes
  12. Lowers plasma glucose concentrations
  13. Supplies chromium, which helps control blood glucose levels
  14. A powerful antioxidant that empowers the immune system
  15. Promotes strong bones
  16. Guards against the development of neurodegenerative disorders
  17. Improves asthmatic symptoms
  18. Anticarcinogenic
  19. Aids weight loss
  20. Breaks up congestion and improves sinus issues
  21. May improve fertility
  22. Increases testosterone levels and sperm concentration
  23. Disinfects wounds
  24. Promotes quick healing
  25. Relieves ear pains
  26. Serves as an antiseptic for cuts and scrapes
  27. Is a natural expectorant
  28. Draws illness-causing toxins out of the body
  29. Stops annoying coughs
  30. Eases ear pain and ear infection
  31. Relieves colic in babies
  32. Is cheap and readily available at grocery stores
  33. Abundant in vitamin C
  34. Contains sulphur, which is necessary for the synthesis of glutathione, a chiefly important antioxidant in the body
  35. Great source of flavonoids
  36. May relieve asthma symptoms
  37. Rich source of phytochemicals
  38. Powerfully antimicrobial
  39. Relieves symptoms of bladder infections
  40. Promotes a healthy prostate
  41. Can lower blood pressure
  42. Provides zesty flavor without the added sugar or refined salt
  43. Super low in calories (only 45 calories per 1 medium onion!)
  44. The sulfur content works as a natural blood thinner that protects the heart
  45. May prevent plaque buildup in the arteries due to its quercetin antioxidant content
  46. Works as a natural antihistamine
  47. Reduces the chances of allergic reactions
  48. Promotes the growth of good bacteria in the gut
  49. Has a good fiber content that can help keep you satiated
  50. Promotes regularity in bowel movements

For some ideas on how to use onions (in your food AND otherwise) check out these articles here:

What do you think – will you add this natural superfood to your everyday diet? Share below.

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Janet Early

Janet Early

Janet Early is a health enthusiast living in Los Angeles and working as a researcher for a major television company. An aspiring writer, Janet discovered her passion for wholesome nutrition and natural healing while navigating the struggles of balancing food sensitivities in a modern world. In addition to nutrition, she enjoys traveling, storytelling and embarking on daily adventures.
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