Although many people do not like onions, some people still love it as if they could not live without the spices it up. I am one of the lovers. Sometimes, I use more onions in the food because I love it so much. I eat onions not only because the taste but also because the health benefits. Health benefit is my main purpose. Bombay onions are one of the spices that give a delicious flavor and good aroma to our food. In addition, onions also give other benefits in terms of health.
Let’s learn from the wise guy. The father of Western medicine, the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates have a famous words that open our mind to take the health benefits from our foods.
“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.”
Every people have their own view about the meaning of those words. But I think we agree that the point is we must be smart to choose what food we eat and what medicine we consume. For that reasons, it’ll be better if we try to see the health benefits of the food before we eat it.
Here are the top 5 health benefits of onions that are supported by human research studies.
1. Onions may help us maintain our brain health
Onion contains vitamin B complex which is very good for the brain. The content of vitamin B complex in onions also may preventing neurological disorders. Not only vitamin B complex, Bombay onions also contain a lot of pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, folic acid, and thiamin which are the essential nutrients for our brain.
2. Onions may prevent and against cancer
Cancer seems to be the killer as much as heart disease. This disease is very often encountered. Therefore, it is very good if you like eating onions because onions contain sulfide compounds that can protect our body from cancer and tumor cell growth. Bombay onions contain antioxidants we need.
3. Onions may improve our bone health
Onions are very good for maintaining bone health because onions contain minerals copper, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus which are very important to keep the bone density.
4. Onions may boost the immune system
Efficacy of the onion that is no less important is to increase endurance. Onions contain vitamin C, minerals manganese, and quercetin which are very good for strengthening the immune system. Onions are also great for curing fever and influenza.
5. Onions can reduce blood pressure
Hypertension and stroke are the leading causes of death which are quite common in all walks of life. Therefore, it is very important to consume foods that can prevent or reduce the risk of hypertension. Onion is one of them. Onions contain a substance that serves to maintain the flexibility of blood vessels so that blood pressure tends to remain normal