Onions are a very healthy vegetable which contains a lot of sulfur which has antiseptic and antibiotic impact on the body, they are also rich in anti-oxidants like quercetin, which fights the free radicals in your body and helps you stay healthy with no illnesses.
You can use onions for treating coughs. In particular, onions are recommended for respiratory conditions, including coughs and colds. Taken raw it can be a good expectorant. Onion juice mixed equally with honey is a popular cough syrup. Their flavonoids and sulfur compounds make onions beneficial for the heart, cholesterol levels, diabetes, arthritis, and generally as an antioxidant.
They can also fight the flu, make yourself a big pot of soup using this simple recipe.
Onion Soup Recipe:
- 3 large organic yellow onions
- 3 organic cloves of garlic
- 1/4 cup of fresh, finely-chopped organic oregano
- 4 cups of purified or distilled water
- Add Himalayan salt, to your taste.
Preparation: Chop the onions and garlic into cubes. Bring water to a boil and add onions, garlic, and oregano. Let simmer for 15 minutes, or until you notice that the onions are translucent and soft. Drink the hot soup and allow the body temperature to rise enough to induce mild sweating.
Onions are a nutrient-dense food, meaning that while they are low in calories they are high in beneficial nutrients like vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. One cup of chopped onion contains approximately 64 calories, 15 grams of carbohydrate, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of cholesterol, 3 grams of fiber, 7 grams of sugar, 2 grams of protein and 10% or more of the daily value for vitamin C, vitamin B-6 and manganese. Onions also contain small amounts of calcium, iron, folate, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium and the antioxidants quercetin and sulfur.
So there are plenty of reasons to include them in your every day diet.
Source: homehealthyrecipes.com, healthyfoodhouse.com