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The onion, also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is a vegetable that belongs to the genus Allium and is the most extensively farmed species. The shallot is an onion botanical variation. Though all vegetables are beneficial to one's health, some have special advantages. Onions garlic, shallots, leeks, and chives are all members of the Allium genus of flowering plants.
Vegetables are high in vitamins, minerals, and plant chemicals that have been found to benefit health in a variety of ways. Onions have been used to treat headaches, heart problems, and mouth ulcers since ancient times.
3 Medical Problems That Can Be Managed By Cooking With Onions.
1. It has the potential to improve heart health and prevent heart problems.
Onions are high in antioxidants and substances that combat inflammation, cut triglycerides, and lower cholesterol, all of which may lessen the risk of heart disease. Their anti-inflammatory effects may also aid in the reduction of excessive blood pressure and the prevention of blood clots.
Onions contain a high concentration of quercetin, a flavonoid antioxidant. It may help reduce heart disease risk factors like high blood pressure because it's an anti-inflammatory.
2. Contain Anti-Cancer Compounds
Garlic and onions, which belong to the Allium genus, have been related to a lower risk of some malignancies, particularly stomach and colorectal cancers.
According to a study of 26 research, persons who ate the most allium veggies were 22 percent less likely to be diagnosed with stomach cancer than those who ate the least. Furthermore, an analysis of 16 research involving 13,333 persons found that those who consumed the most onions had a 15% lower risk of colorectal cancer than those who consumed the least.
Sulfur compounds and flavonoid antioxidants present in vegetables have been related to cancer-fighting effects. Onions also contain flavonoid antioxidants fisetin and quercetin, which may suppress tumor growth.
3. Aid in Blood Sugar Control
Onions may aid in blood sugar regulation, which is particularly important for persons with diabetes or prediabetes.
In a study of 42 persons with type 2 diabetes, eating 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of fresh red onion for four hours lowered fasting blood sugar levels by roughly 40 mg/dl. In addition, several animal studies have demonstrated that eating onions can help with blood sugar regulation. Onions contain chemicals that have anti-diabetic properties, such as quercetin and sulfur compounds.
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