Peel back an onion and what will you find? Layer upon layer of health benefits.
Onions are an aromatic that is used as the base for many recipes and help foods reach their true flavor potential.
But be careful while prepping onions: a lot of the nutrients are found in the outer layers and can be lost if the onion is over-peeled.
Don’t be afraid of crying when you cut onion.
- Onions have been used as food for thousands of years; in ancient Egypt, they were worshiped and used in burial rituals.
- Onions have many possible health benefits including reducing the risk of obesity, heart disease, and cancer.
- They are high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Incorporating onions into a diet is very simple, with a versatile range of ways they can be prepared and cooked in regular foods.
A single serving of onions contains 27% of your biotin DRI. Biotin has many positive impacts on your health, one of which is combatting symptoms associated with type 2 diabetes.
Allium vegetables have been studied extensively in relation to cancer, especially stomach and colorectal cancers. Their beneficial and preventive effects are likely due in part to their rich organosulfur compounds.
Onions contain both vitamin C and phytochemicals that increase the effectiveness of vitamin C in your body. What does that mean? A healthier, more effective immune system, that’s what.
Raw onion also promotes production of HDL which is the good cholesterol that you need to stay healthy.