Onions grow all over the world, in Asia, South America, the US, and just about any place you can think of. Onions taste great adding wonderful flavor to foods and they are amazingly healing.
Onions contain lots of polyphenols like that found in green tea, and thus help to stave off disease and help with cardiovascular health, prevent cancer, and also strokes. Onions also contain allium which is a powerful antioxidant that is also found in garlic, tomatoes, bell peppers, and leeks… but to a high degree so it is very important for staving off disease.
Onions contain quercetin which is a powerful flavonoid that helps to prevent disease. Most Onions contain around 100 mgs and that’s a lot considering that most other veggies have much lower amounts of quercetin. Quercetin is important for lowering your risk of colon cancer, oral cancers, ovarian cancer, and laryngeal cancer… and studies show that onions can stop tumor growth thus stopping cancer.
Remember to not peel away too much of the outer layers of the onion because lots of the vital nutrients are found in the first few moist layers of the onion… and eating at least 1/2 an onion everyday day is important for great health.
Onions also contain lots of Vitamin C for oxidative stress, Manganeses for a healthy nervous system, B Vitamins for boosting your immunity, Vitamin K for preventing clots that create heart attacks, tryptophan for relaxing and getting a good nights rest, molybdenum for proper enzyme function, fiber for colon health, and potassium for cardiovascular health and water regulation.
Onions also contain lots of sulfur compounds such as – Diallylmonsulfide, S-methly-L-cysteine sulfoxide, Diallyl Trisulfide, and much more… all of which are important for preventing cancer.
Onions are important for good bone density too… studies show that people who eating lots of onions throughout their lives and into old age have less osteoporosis. And Onions contain powerful anti-inflammatory agents that prevent the breakdown of fats into inflammatory agents… thus preventing aches, pains, and inflammation such as arthritis.
And onions contain glycosaminoglycans that are important in the formation of connective tissues. So if you want strong ligaments and tendons… and healthy connective tissue in the rest of your body… eat onions.
And Onions lower and balance blood sugar… even though they contain lots of sugar. Plus onions contain powerful antibacterial and antiviral agents that kill Streptococcus, Salmonella, and other invaders. Freshness is important… in studies old and cooked onions did nothing to bacteria… only fresh raw onions kill bacteria.
Onions lower LDL or bad cholesterol and increase HDL or good cholesterol plus lower triglycerides, and they also work well for those suffering from asthma, bronchitis, and allergies because they contain relaxing agents for the bronchial passages. Onions detox heavy metals from the body… because they contain proteins such as cystine and methionine which are good detoxing agents. And if you get bitten by some insect or stung by a bee… a little fresh onion on it will help.
I remember being small and sitting on the steps of our old farm house in the country, munching a mild onion from our garden with salt… and sharing it with my best friends my dog… you can bet he didn’t get much because I loved onions.
Good times don’t get much better than that… so try adding onions to your diet… they will do your body good.
Perhaps even create wonderful memories!
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist and Spiritual Teacher for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, Shambala Spiritual Transformation Institute, Meditation for the Soul, and Relax Into Success, Punjab teas, and at www.paulhaider.com – feel free to contact him any time. Also check out Dr. Haider’s radio show at http://www.thesourcecenterradio.com/The-Relaxed-Soul.html June show to be about Divine Particles