Thursday, September 4, 2008

Onion’s Health Benefits


Onions is easily available around the food and is widely used. Raw onions is very good for overall health and is delicious as well. It can add an extra touch to the Salad’s and various other recipes. A simple method to consume it is by adding lemon juice to Raw onion. This is not only crunchy but also juicy as well as spice up the odd lunch and dinner. 

Consume At-least one raw onion per day : Consuming raw onion of about half in the lunch and half in the dinner is a great way to introduce it to your diet. 

Stomach worms : Raw onions helps to eliminate stomach worms. 

Lowers High Blood Pressure :Raw onions helps to lower High Blood Pressure.

Prevents Blood Clots :Raw onions prevents blood Clots thus in the long run helps us to evade Heart Attack marginally.

Anti cancer : Raw onion consumption helps to prevent cancer.

Prevents Common Cold :Raw onions prevents runny nose and catching cold.

Beneficial for osteoporosis : Onions may be especially beneficial for women, who are at increased risk for osteoporosis as they go through menopause, by destroying osteoclasts so that they do not break down bone.

Reduces Cholesterol : Raw onions reduces cholesterol if consumed daily.

High in Antioxidants : Raw onions helps to fight free radicals in our body.

Raw onion Breath : Raw onion Breath can be avoided by consuming couple of slices Beetroot. Beetroot also helps to avoid garlic breath. 

To prevent eye irritation : To prevent eye irritation peel the onions and soak in the water for couple of minutes and then chop it. 

Raw Onions Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 40 kcal 170 kJ
Carbohydrates 9.34 g
- Sugars 4.24 g
- Dietary fiber 1.7 g  
Fat 0.1 g
- saturated 0.042 g
- monounsaturated 0.013 g  
- polyunsaturated 0.017 g  
Protein 1.1 g
Water 89.11 g
Vitamin A equiv. 0 μg 0%
Thiamin (Vit. B1) 0.046 mg 4%
Riboflavin (Vit. B2) 0.027 mg 2%
Niacin (Vit. B3) 0.116 mg 1%
Vitamin B6 0.12 mg 9%
Folate (Vit. B9) 19 μg 5%
Vitamin B12 0 μg 0%
Vitamin C 7.4 mg 12%
Vitamin E 0.02 mg 0%
Vitamin K 0.4 μg 0%
Calcium 23 mg 2%
Iron 0.21 mg 2%
Magnesium 0.129 mg 0% 
Phosphorus 29 mg 4%
Potassium 146 mg 3%
Sodium 4 mg 0%
Zinc 0.17 mg 2%
Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient database

4 comments:

  1. Great information. I always wondered about onions.

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  2. EVERY DAY I EAT ONE FULL ONION JUST FOR TASTE. I REALLY THRILLED AFTER READING THE ADVANTAGES OF COSUMING RAW ONION.NOW I WILL TELL TO ALL MY FAMILY MEMEBERS AND FRIENDS J.L.V.SASTRY

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