The age of 40 is used in this context because it is the general age at which menopause occurs. Menopause is the end of ovulation, when the ovaries of a woman no longer sheds eggs. Ovulation is usually the onset of puberty and runs till eggs are no longer released.
During the course of a woman's life, she is bound to loose loads of minerals and this makes them prone to certain old age diseases most times more than a man. The reasons for this can be attributed to the fact that women are entitled to some natural duties they must carry out.
Among them include menstruation which would have them loose some quantity of blood every month. Child delivery as well as breastfeeding are other windows through which minerals and nutrients are lost.
When these lost minerals are not replenished, the deficiency of them would haunt the body particularly during postmenopausal days. Postmenopausal refers to those days after menopause has been attained. This is why osteoporosis is common in women of such age bracket.
Onion is an herb that serves as spice during preparation of meals while possessing a couple medicinal values. Crushing it and squeezing out the juice can be helpful for postmenopausal women.
A study referenced on 'Healthline' showed that women who took onion juice had improved bone mineral density. Another study referenced from the same source also showed that postmenopausal women who ate onions at least once a day had a greater overall bone density when compared to those who ate less.
Great bone density would prevent or reduce the chances of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease of the bone which makes the bones brittle and prone to fracture as a result of poor bone density. Onions consumption is capable of boosting bone density.
You may eat them raw, drink them as juice, take them as tea, add them to your foods.
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