There are more health benefits linked to fruits and vegetables than we’ll ever know. Just by talking to family members and browsing the internet, I have gathered a wealth of knowledge about foods I eat every day. It’s unbelievable how many things in your fridge and pantry have medicinal properties.
One vegetable that we take sometimes take for granted is the onion. Yes, we use it in a lot of dishes, mainly to add depth of flavor, but did you know that it also has a number of health benefits?
Onions contain sulfuric compounds which have been proven to be effective in reducing the risk of cancer and detoxing the liver. Additionally, onions, especially the red variety, are rich in quercitin, an antioxidant that is believed to lower cholesterol, prevent blood clots, fight diabetes, asthma and other chronic breathing problems.
Since the early 1900s, onions were used by Europeans to manage complications brought on by the plague, and those who practice Ayurvedic medicine have been known to use an onion poultice to cure flus, colds, coughs, joint pain and inflammation.
Turns out, they knew exactly what they were doing, and now, you too can reap the benefit of cutting up an onion and placing it in your bedroom.