KAPOW! NOW YOU KNOW: ONIONS

KAPOW! NOW YOU KNOW: ONIONS

August 14, 2017

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Onions

Origin: Western/Eastern Asia, China, and Egypt

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Affirmation: This moment is filled with joy. I now choose to experience the sweetness of today.

Did you know? Onions were used as a preventive medicine during the era of plague and cholera, as they are an excellent source of Vitamin C, which improves our immune system. Onions are also packed with vitamins and nutrients including potassium, sodium, iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. They provide us with an excellent source of dietary fiber, which aids in proper digestion and regular bowel movements. The folic acid found in onions aids in the prevention of birth defects. The compound Chromium found in onions assist in regulating blood sugars, being very beneficial for woman who suffers from hyperglycemia. It is also known that onion juice relieves pain from burns and insect bites. Lastly, onions, like garlic, are shown to increase bone density. Onions for the win! 

Helps Prevents Heart Disease

  • Raw onions reduce and lower the production of LDL ‘Bad' cholesterol, while increasing the production of HDL ‘Good" cholesterol
  • The sulfur and quercetin found in onions is known to act as a natural blood thinner, preventing the buildup of plaque in our arteries
  • Quercetin also protects the body against stress, which contributes to high blood pressure

Reduce the Risk of Cancer

  • It has been discovered that the compound Quercetin assists in preventing cancer, especially lung cancer
  • Quercetin also plays a role in inhibiting the growth of cancer cells in breast, colon, prostate and ovarian cancer

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Much love to Rebecca Hammond of Girls Get It - our go-to Nutritionist and Personal Trainer for sharing all this amazing knowledge.