Onion is one of the most used vegetables in Ghana. Onions are used for stew, soup, and for garnishing foods. But many people use onion without knowing its health benefit of it. In this article, you would learn about the health benefits of onions
HEALTH BENEFITS OF ONION
1. May Benefit Heart Health
Antioxidants and compounds found in onion fight inflammation, and help reduce cholesterol levels which help lower heart disease.
Also, their potent anti-inflammatory properties may help reduce high blood pressure and protect against blood clots
2. Help Control Blood Sugar
Because of the many wonderful compounds found in onions, it helps control blood sugar, which is very essential for diabetes patients.
A study in 42 people with type 2 diabetes demonstrated that eating 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of fresh red onion reduced fasting blood sugar levels by about 40 mg/dl after four hours.
3. Has Antibacterial properties
In our bodies, there are dangerous bacterias such as Escherichia coli (E. coli), Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Bacillus cereus. One of the ingredients that can fight against this dangerous bacterial is onion. According to researchers, onion extract has been shown to hinder the growth of Vibrio cholerae.
4. Helps boost Digestive Health
Onion is a rich source of fiber and prebiotics. Prebiotics are responsible for boosting digestive health, improving bacterial balance in your gut, and benefiting your immune system.
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