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Onions are Powerfoods

Onions for Better Health says WHO

Onions are full of protective phytonutrients, vitamins, trace minerals, quercetin (an important flavonoid), chromium, and unique anti-inflammatory nutrients.
 
“An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh.” ~ Will Rogers
Onions are:
  • Low in Saturated Fat, Sodium, and Cholesterol.
  • High in Vitamin C, Dietary Fiber, Vitamin B6, Folate and Manganese.
  • The nutritional value of onions make them ideal for weight loss and maintaining optimum health.

Health Benefits of Onions:

1. WHO recognizes that onions help relieve symptoms such as coughs, congestion asthma and respiratory infections.

  • Early American settlers used wild onions to treat colds, coughs, and asthma, and to repel insects.
  • In Chinese medicine, onions have been used to treat angina, coughs, bacterial infections, and breathing problems.
  • Sugar and onion juice form syrup, much used in domestic practice, for cough and other affections of the air-tubes among children.

Green Onion as Alternative Medicine: 

  • It is mainly used as a traditional medicine for common cold.
  • It stimulates the respiratory tract and helps in expelling sputum (phlegm).

 

Onion recipes:

onion soup                                 Onion Soup

Onion Gravy: A vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free classic.
Onion Soup: A classic recipe that is vegan – and just as healthy as the original.

Now I ask: What would life be like without this powerfood?

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By | 2017-10-29T15:42:07+00:00 March 9th, 2011|Nutrition, PowerFoods|2 Comments

About the Author:

I am the Founder and Author at Real Food For Life. Have been teaching cooking classes worldwide since 1982. Create original, healthy recipes and menus, which are gluten free and white sugar free. Also, the author of the GREEN means LEAN and Balance Your Body e-books. I turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar free, gluten free eating and cooking.

2 Comments

  1. Jeanette March 16, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Is the onion only a power food if it is raw?

  2. Diana March 16, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Hi Jeanete, onions do not have to be raw to be a Powerfoods. Some of the vitamins particularly Vitamin C will be lost in the cooking but there will still be lots of value left. 

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