Why You Should Always Consider Adding Onions To Your Food.
The benefits of adding onions to one’s meal can not be over-emphasized, there are lots of reasons why you consider adding onions to your foods. Onions are particularly rich sources of sulphur compounds and antioxidants flavanoids such as quercetin which protects our body against cell damage.
Onions vary in size, color , shape and are know for their medicinal properties. Their flavors also vary from sweet and juicy to sharp, pungent and spicy flavors depending on the season in which they are planted and consumed.
The presence of Folate in onions reduce the risk of depression by preventing an excessive homocysteine from forming in the body, which can prevent blood and other nutrients from reaching the brain. Excessive homocysteine may interfere with the production of the feel-good hormones such as norepinephrine, dopamine which regulate human’s mood, sleep and appetite.
Onions are also one of the riichest sources of chromium, a metal which increases the action of insulin in the body and helps in controlling the blood sugar levels. High blood sugar levels can lead to complications including heart disease.
A compound known as quercetin in onions is known to play a significant role in preventing cancer. Slicing raw onions in food encourages the production of good cholesterol (HDL), thus keeping your heart healthy.
Start adding onions to your food today, if possible slice them raw in your foods so as yield good cholesterol (HDL) and enjoy other benefits.