This is why onion is great for your health!

benefits of onion

Although most times it makes you cry, try to stop avoiding this vegetable, because its benefits are absolutely sensational! Besides adding extra taste to food, onion has some wonderful effects on your health. Curious already? Let’s find out about them…

First thing first, remember that you shouldn’t peel onion that much, because the more of it you throw, the more beneficial substances you lose. And yes, we know, the smell can be pretty…weird sometimes, so if you don’t have a toothbrush around after eating some onion, remember that a couple of orange slices can work wonders!

You’re sick? Onions have what it takes!

Onions are also considered by many a natural antibiotic, helping the body to fight staph infections, not to mention it also has a positive effect on cough, acting as an emollient. It was also the most used natural cure years ago, being great against flu and colds.

Moving on, you should know that onion also has antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties, fighting against bacteria like E. coli or Salmonella. And we’re not done yet, as they’re also a rich source of iron, preventing anemia, fiber potassium, with a role in the body’s electrolyte balance, as well as vitamins A, B and C.

100 grams of onion make only 44 calories, but provide a significant dose of fiber, needed for the proper functioning of the bowel. And even more, it helps lower your cholesterol, thus reducing the risk of heart disease.

Antioxidants? Got them!

Onion peels contain quercetin, an antioxidant that prevents crucial blood clots, asthma, diabetes, atherosclerosis and infections in the digestive tract and, moreover, has anti-inflammatory properties that can even take make various forms of cancer disappear.

As you can see, this vegetable, often ignored by many, has a lot of benefits! Do you know about others? Do tell us about them, using the comments section below.