Onions have the negative and positive side of it. Onions are rich in sulfur compounds. Onions have healthy ingredient and adds flavor to foods, and is used for cooking various dishes by people from all over the world.
The onion has been cultivated since the dawn of human history. There are two varieties of onion white and red.
Nutritive Values of Onions : Per 100 gm: Vitamin A; 50 I.U. Vitamin B; Vitamin C; 9mg. Calcium; 32mg. Phosphorus; 44mg. Potassium; 30 mg. Carbohydrates; 10. gm. Protein; 1. mg. Calories 45
Negative Side: consuming large quantities of onions can lead to gastrointestinal irritation that may result in nausea and diarrhea. Consume half onion a day is healthy. Cutting irritates the eye and brings tears to your eye. To avoid this chill the onions for an hour or so before cutting will slow the activity of the enzyme that produces the alkaline sulfate
Positive Side: Onion extracts rich in a variety of sulfides; provides protection against tumor growth. Onions that are well shaped, no opening at the neck with crisp feature and dry outer skins are good, avoid those that are sprouting. Diets like onions are the richest sources – they have a 20% reduction for most diseases. Onions are also known to repel blood thirsty insects.
Onions and its benefits
Onions helps in lowering high blood pressure and respiratory infections, lowers cholesterol, asthma, tuberculosis, insomnia, reduces inflammation of the bronchial tube, reduces bronchitis, helps with vertigo inflammation of the nerves. Onions increase the secretion of urine. Raw Onions and tomatoes are a good combination; try them daily the combination cleanses the body from within. Substances in onions provide protection against cardiovascular disease. Onions are good for respiratory infections, Lungs, Cold, and Chest infections. Onion have an antibacterial and antifungal properties
Onions if mixed vinegar with onion juice and apply it in their freckles and warts, it is believed that it can remove/reduce this skin problems.
God Bless Amen! by Cathy B Kaur, Houston