Onions: Benefits and Myths

I recently posted on my Facebook about how cut onions can absorb bacteria and thus making them poisonous. To my embarrassment, this is false. (I have deleted the post so to not not mislead others.) http://www.snopes.com/food/tainted/cutonions.asp

Onions, in fact, contain huge nutritional benefits.  They have quercetin (http://www.healthnowwealthforever.com/health/apples-and-quercetin/), which is a powerful antioxidant that aids in lowering blood pressure, fighting asthma, diabetes and infection.  Onions also have high levels of Vitamin C and amino acids, which detoxify your body and compete with insulin to lower blood sugar. (1)

So, to clear up the myth, onions do not absorb bacteria. They are a powerful ally against cancer, high blood pressure and other diseases.  So when someone posts on the poisonous cut onion, you can direct them to do their research like I should have done and find out the truth.

Sources and Resources:

http://www.hoaxorfact.com/Health/left-over-cut-onions-toxic-facts.html

 

(1) http://www.foods-healing-power.com/health-benefits-of-onions.html

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/8-great-reasons-to-eat-more-onions.html

http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/quercetin-000322.htm

 

 

Felicia

About Felicia

Hello, I am Felicia and I am one of the founding members of Health Now, Wealth Forever. When we came up with the concept of starting our family business, I was enthusiastic just to spend time working on a project with my family. But, as we have grown and expanded, my passion for educating myself and others - about alternative health options and changing the way we view finances and life - has taken over. While I admit I am not the healthiest of our group, I am working on it daily and hope that the articles I write help you to work on it with me. Thank you for supporting us and allowing us to open our minds and yours to an alternative way of look at health, wealth and life!

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