Onions have a significant place in Indian history as a Home remedy considering Onion health benefits. Onions have many remedial benefits, like ability to lower blood sugar levels; which is a great benefit to people with diabetes because of its blood sugar controlling efficiency.
A completely developed onion will have 13 leaves and 13 rings of scales around the bulb. Each leaf relates to a ring in the bulb. Thus, the larger is the leaf above the soil, the larger ring in the bulb.
Onions contain many nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, folate, potassium, copper, manganese, molybdenum, phosphors and tryophan.
Onions also contain the high antioxidant “flavonoid Quercitin”. Onions come in a multiplicity of shapes and colors and can be labeled as Spanish, yellow, white and red. There are no any nutritional differences among these types of Onion. They’re good to eat raw or almost in any healthy salads. While onions may cause you to tear up at first sight, they are certainly a power food loaded with many great nutrients you don’t want to miss.
Benefits of Onion
- It stimulates the respiratory tract and helps in expelling sputum (phlegm).
- It contains essential oils that stimulate the sweat glands and help sweating.
- It normalizes blood pressure and thins the blood
- It increases appetite. Regulates blood sugar
- It is rich in sulfur, element that kills or inhibits fungus infections.
- It contains vitamin A and C. The white part of it has calcium, too.
Eating white onion with raw sugar and some turmeric powder daily in the morning and evening cures jaundice.
Onions scavenge free radicals form immune system, thereby reduces risk of developing gastric ulcers.
Onion normalizes the Vata, and increases Kapha and Pitta.
Eating an onion daily will prevents you from Heart Disease and gives you very good Night Sleep.
Daily use of onion helps in Erectile dysfunction, and increase male libido.
Onion improves memory and strengthens Nerves
To get maximum benefits eat Onion raw with healthy salads or direct with diet.
Onion varieties with a stronger flavour and higher astringency appear to have higher total antioxidant activity and properties that might help fight cancer cells. Onion extracts are also recognized by World Health Organization (WHO) for providing relief in the treatment of coughs and colds, asthma and bronchitis.
Nutritional Values of Dry Onions
- High in dietary fiber 2g
- Low in calories – 46 cal/100g
- Sugar – 5.2g/100g
- Starch – nil
- Fat Content – nil
- Cholesterol – nil
- Protein – 1.2g/100g
- Carbohydrate – 7.9g/100g
- Mineral: potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, folic acid, selenium and zinc
- Vitamin B and high in Vitamin C
As you’ve seen, you don’t need to eat a lot of Onion, but any little will be extremely beneficial to your health.
Please remember that Home remedies should be tried for one day only. It’s always better to visit the Doctor next day. The information given above is to increase the Knowledge about Onion only and benefits of eating Onion daily.