8 Great Benefits of Onions

Never mind the tears they bring on—onions are an ace ally in your fight against disease. A prized member of the lily family, they lavish you with health benefits while adding oodles of taste to your food.

A quick glimpse at their incredible health benefits:

  • The phytochemicals in onions improve the working of Vitamin C in the body, thus gifting you with improved immunity.
  • Onions contain chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar.
  • For centuries, onions have been used to reduce inflammation and heal infections.
  • Do you enjoy sliced onions with your food? If yes, rejoice! Raw onion encourages the production of good cholesterol (HDL), thus keeping your heart healthy.
  • A powerful compound called quercetin in onions is known to play a significant role in preventing cancer.
  • Got bitten by a honeybee? Apply onion juice on the area for immediate relief from the pain and burning sensation.
  • Onions scavenge free radicals, thereby reducing your risk of developing gastric ulcers.
  • Those bright green tops of green onions are rich in Vitamin A, so do use them often.

My favorite way to enjoy onions is to slice them really thin, squeeze some lemon juice on top and add a little salt. Sprinkling a few freshly washed cilantro leaves adds fragrance and flavor to this simple, quick salad, without which no dinner of mine is complete.

Related:
Rustic Caramelized Onion Tart
Roasted Stuffed Onions

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584 comments

Peter Keen
Peter Keenyesterday

Love onion s

Elena Poensgen
Elena Poensgen4 days ago

Thank you

Kay M.
Kay M.6 days ago

love onions.

Fran F.
Fran F.9 days ago

Thanks for the information

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rogers9 days ago

TYFS.

Dave C.
Dave C.10 days ago

thanks, onions, for all you do....and tasting great

Sam E M.
Sam E M.13 days ago

Onions are great and we use them in all different ways both raw and cooked, practically every day.

Hent catalina - maria

tyfs

Diane Wayne
Diane Wayne17 days ago

I eat raw red onions almost every night at dinner. I like the green ones, too!

Diane Wayne
Diane Wayne17 days ago

cheers