Many people find it interesting the peeling of the onion layer by layer. Onions are almost never consumed on their own, however it is known that their layers are very beneficial for our health.
Every part of this vegetable is beneficial, so that is why you should slice through the many layers when you are using it for your meal.
Layer 1: It is rich in antioxidants, antibacterial, and other phytonutrients which are very good for our health.
Layer 2: It includes vitamins B and C, manganese, copper, potassium, phosphorus, and dietary fiber.
Layer 3: in these edible bulbs you will find the compounds of sulfur that make us cry. However they are very beneficial too due to their prevention from Parkinson’s and heart disease, as well as regulation of the level of blood sugar and prevention from cancer too.
Below we are giving you a list of 5 other advantages from the onions that will persuade you that they are really amazing!
1. It treats the inflammation
The main reason for most disease is chronic inflammation.
This can happen from many reasons among which are the sugar, sweetening agents, fine-tuned grains, trans fats, processed food, lack of nutrition from fresh fruit and vegetables, personal care products that include toxic active ingredients, air contamination, and other things.
The phytochemicals contained in the onion are decreasing the inflammation, which is beneficial for our health. They are also very efficient for treating asthma, arthritis, and other respiratory conditions.
2. It can lower the fever
You also include the onion as an ingredient for making meals and soups however you don’t have to only consume it in order to gain its advantages. If you put half an onion in every sock and keep it over the night it will help you to lower your fever.
According to one study from the medical journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology when the onion is mixed together with turmeric, then there a chemical reaction that tiggers death to the pre-cancerous cell:
“A decrease in the polyp number were discovered in four of the five patients at 3 months and four of the four patients at 6 months. Also, there were only minimal side effects including only the moderate diarrhea”.
Also, the allicin and antioxidant quercetin found in the onions are effecting other cancer such as:
4. It protects the heart
The onions get their red color from the pigment anthocyanin. This is also a strong flavonoid anti-oxidant that is known to decrease the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) blood cholesterol, with enables protection and avoiding of the cardiovascular illnesses. Also, due to the sulfuric compounds the blood platelets are prevented from clumping and clogging your capillary, which lowers the risk from having stroke or cardiac arrest.
5. You can treat skin burns
The sulfur and quercetin found in the onions are beneficial for relieving the pain and inflammation and avoiding the appearance of blisters. You can heal a fresh burn or a sunburn by applying a freshly-cut onion directly on the area.
Other important thing about the onions:
When you peel the first layers from the bulb, you need to remove as little as you can because there are more anti-oxidants found in the outer layers. Then use the layers you are removing from the soups in order to include some nutrients in the other meals that you are preparing, and they remove them before you serve the meals.
The benefits from the onion are starting to disappear when you will cut them so if you are not using the whole onion right away, then you should chop it and keep it raw in the freezer.
You need to store it in airtight glass container and you can use it for your meals right from the freezer.
Source: Infant Way