Health Benefits of Onions

During the past month I’ve been buying onions – especially already chopped onions, frozen, heat, add to food, and serve – not just for improving flavor of some foods but to improve my health – for which there has been rapid improvement for symptoms of some disorders.

Excerpted from Care2.com some health benefits of onions, with brief notations for how a few of those help me…

  • The phytochemicals in onions along with their vitamin C help improve immunity.
  • Onions contain chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar. [I have fluctuating low blood glucose, what I refer to as Fluctuating Blood Glucose Balance Disorder, plus depression with low glucose and slightly manic with high glucose for Bipolar II – more depressive than manic.]
  • For centuries, onions have been used to reduce inflammation and heal infections. [This can include reducing inflammation and rash caused by Celiac Disease – damage and symptoms caused by eating food with gluten.]
  • Do you enjoy sliced onions with your food? If yes, rejoice! Raw onion lowers the production of bad cholesterol (LDL), thus keeping your heart healthy.
  • A powerful compound called quercetin in onions is known to play a significant role in preventing cancer.
  • Got stung by a honeybee? Apply onion juice on the area for immediate relief from the pain and burning sensation. {This can include other kinds of insect bites including scabies and bedbugs as well as mosquitoes.]
  • Onions scavenge free radicals, thereby reducing your risk of developing gastric ulcers. [at age 61 now I’ve had a long history of bleeding stomach ulcers.]
  • Those bright green tops of green onions are rich in Vitamin A, so do use them often.
  • Researchers from Cornell studied 11 onion varieties, and found that shallots and Western yellow onions were the healthiest for their phenolic and flavonoid content.

Special Report by Jim Lantern in Norman Oklahoma

LANTERN TIMEGLASS JOURNAL

Thursday morning – 18 May 2017

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