If you’re anything like me, you’ll love the smell of onions frying in your kitchen.
my mind, there’s very little dishes onions don’t go with. Whether it’s
soup, stew, stir-fry, casserole or pasta, I’ll likely find a way to add
onion to a dish. This is especially true during the winter months, when I
often find my sinuses blocked and I’m in need of strong taste.
course, onions don’t just add flavor to your meals, but they’re also
surprisingly healthy for you. Here we’ve compiled a list of five ways
onions can not only improve your overall health, but also help you to
appear more radiant …
1: Regulating Blood Sugar Levels
study on rats with diabetes found that onion extract aided in reducing
high blood glucose levels and lowering cholesterol levels, when given
with the anti-diabetic drug Metformin.
So, if you suffer from diabetes or
prediabetes, perhaps you should bring it up with your doctor. Adding
more onions to your diet could help reduce blood sugar levels in a more
2. Your immune system
Onions not only
contain anti-viral properties, but also have vitamin C. This can help
give your immune system a boost before cold and flu season hits with
It’s no wonder people have been adding garlic and
onions to soup for centuries when they have colds – not only does it
give it a stronger taste, but it can actually help you get better
3. Healthy hair
When it comes to B-complex
biotin (needed to convert certain nutrients from the body into energy),
onions can be a great source. A lack of biotin can lead to unnecessary
hair loss and a troublesome scalp. Onions mean biotin, which in turn
keeps hair strong and shiny.
Not only does
biotin deficiency cause problems with hair, but it can also cause dry,
scaly skin. Keeping biotin-rich foods (such as onion) in your diet is a
good way to maintain healthy skin during the winter.
to see a pattern here? Well, it’s back to the biotin again. Supplements
containing it have been known to help boost the strength of nails,
meaning that when you take them you’re simultaneously looking after
several parts of your body!
Well, I’m certainly going to aim to work more onions into my diet now!
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