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7 benefits of regular onion consumption announced

Elena KozlovaLS Food
Onions help improve blood circulation
Onions help improve blood circulation

Regular consumption of onions helps to lower blood pressure, normalize blood sugar levels, and prevent premature aging.

It has antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, hypoglycemic, and antioxidant properties, so it is great for maintaining good health, according to tuasaude.com.

7 benefits of regular onion consumption announced

The most popular types of onions are yellow, white, purple, and shallots. They can be consumed raw, canned, fried, or baked. The exact amount to get all the benefits has not yet been established, but some studies show that it should be at least 25 g per day.

The main health benefits of onions

  • Reduces the level of "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides, as it contains saponins – substances that reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (atherosclerosis and heart attacks).
  • It lowers blood pressure, as it contains alliin and antioxidants that help relax blood vessels and improve blood circulation. In addition, it can have an antiplatelet effect, reducing the risk of blood clots that cause stroke.
  • It helps in preventing and combating diseases such as influenza, colds, tonsillitis, asthma, allergies, cancer and candidiasis. This is due to the presence of quercetin, anthocyanins (purple onions), vitamins of complex B, C, and other antioxidant compounds that have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Regulates blood sugar levels, as it contains quercetin and sulfur compounds that have hypoglycemic properties, making it an excellent product for people with prediabetes and diabetes.
  • It prevents premature aging as it is rich in antioxidants that protect body cells from damage caused by free radicals.

In addition to this, some studies have shown positive results on the use of raw onion juice for the scalp to help treat hair loss and alopecia (baldness).

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