Onions and Garlic

Are onions healthy?

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2007-07-08 09:28:50

Yes, onions are very healthy.

  • Contain vitamin C and quercetin which are antioxidants.

    Quercetin reduces the incidence of precancerous lesions in the GIT

    and therefore has some anti-cancer properties

  • Contain chromium, a trace metal which improves the cells

    reponse to insulin and therefore increases insulin's sensitivity,

    increases HDL-cholesterol levels (good cholesterol) and lowers the

    total cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

  • It also inhibits the breakdown (resorption) of bones and

    therefore is useful for people with osteoporosis.

  • Contain vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, B12, E & K. Vitamin B6

    helps reduce the risk for heart disease by lowering homocysteine

    levels in the body (which result from eating meat)

  • It also possesses anti-inflammatory and antibacterial


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