Health benifits of Onion

There are  a number of verity present in the onion. White, Yellow, Red, Green and some other verities are also there.  Many times onion makes your eyes water when you cut them, when the organic Sulphur, that is present in Onion, released.

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Nutritional Benefits

There is a variation in composition of Nutritional Composition between different varieties of onion.

Onion is a Good anti-septic which is rich in vitamin A, B and C.  It is also source of folic acid, calcium, magnesium, chromium, phosphorus, iron and dietary fiber.

Health Benefits

These are some of Health benefits of Onion

Anemia:

Onion is rich source of Iron, which is  beneficial for the treatment of anemia.

Anti-coagulant:

Just eating a small raw onion daily can significantly lower cholesterol and also help prevent heart attacks.

Anti-septic:

Fights infection some of bacteria and is effective against tuberculosis and infections of the urinary tract.

Blood pressure:

Onions,in raw or cooked form,  help to lower blood pressure.  It also thins the blood, dissolve blood clots and clear the blood of unhealthy fats.

Cholesterol:

Eating a small onion daily helps to correct thrombosis, lower the LDL cholesterol and prevents heart attacks significantly.

Constipation and flatulence:

Add onion in food to help relieve chronic constipation and flatulence.

Diabetes:

Chromium in onion helps diabetics’ cells respond appropriately to bringing down the insulin level and improve glucose tolerance.

Hair loss:

Applying onion juice on scalp twice a week for 2 months will cause hair regrowth.

Immune booster:

Useful in cold weather to ward off infection, reduce fever and sweat out colds and flu.

Osteoporosis:

Beneficial for women who are at risk for osteoporosis as they go through menopause.

Respiratory:

Mix equal amounts of onion juice and honey and take 3-4 teaspoons of this mixture daily.  It helps liquefy mucus and prevents its further formation.  It is also one of the best preventive potions against common cold.

Nutritional Values of Fresh Green Onions
Serving Size:
1/2 cup chopped (stalks and bulbs)

Calories 16
Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrate 4 g
Protein 1 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sodium 8 mg
Vitamin A 498 IU
Vitamin C 10 mg
Iron 1 mg
Carotenoids 867 micrograms

You can consume Onion in raw form, in salad, or In Gravy. Onion is always a important Ingredient of Most of Indian Cuisine. I am presenting some of Recipes in CookWithPia that has a good amount of onion