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Amazing Health Benefits Of Spring Onions

Spring onions is normally used in cuisines, as it enhances the taste of a dish. It provides a unique taste and flavour. It is one of the popular and nutritious vegetables that comes in different colours such as white, red and yellow. It is also used in traditional Chinese medicines. Spring onions are known to be low in calories and rich in vitamins.

Spring onions are rich in vitamins A, C, B2 or thymine and vitamin K. Along with that, it is a good source of minerals such as copper, phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, chromium, manganese. It also is rich in fibre content that offers various health benefits. The pectin content present in it can help treat various types of cancer.

With so many health-promoting vitamins, minerals and natural compounds spring onions provides numerous health benefits. It is also an excellent choice of diet. In this article, we at Boldsky will be listing out some of the health benefits of spring onions. Read on to know more about it.


Good For The Heart

The antioxidants in spring onions helps in preventing the damage of DNA, thereby inhibiting the action of free radicals. Vitamin C helps in lowering the blood pressure levels in the body that lowers the risk of heart diseases. The sulphur content in it reduces the risk of coronary heart diseases.


Supports Respiratory Functions

Spring onion is one of the common ingredients that is used to treat cold and flu. It stimulates the activity of respiratory system and aids in expelling the sputum from the body.


Controls Blood Sugar Levels

According to a recent study, the sulphur content in it helps in lowering the blood pressure levels. It increases the level of insulin that is essential for the transportation of sugar in the blood to the body cells.


Improves Bone Density

Spring onions are packed with vitamins C and K that are vital for the normal functioning of the bones. It synthesises collagen that makes the bones strong. Vitamin K on the other hand improves the bone density


Maintains Normal Vision

The carotenoids and leuthein present in spring onions act as eye-protective agents and the abundant vitamin A in it also protects the vision and keeps the eyes healthy. They protect the eyes from macular degeneration as well.


Reduces The Risk Of Cancer

Again, this rich, sulphur-containing superfood helps in reducing the risk of colon cancer. Flavonoids present in spring onions inhibit cancer.


Protects Against Infection

Sulphur present in spring onions inhibits fungal growth. The vitamin K helps in clotting of the blood. Vitamin C acts as a powerful antioxidant that protects the body tissue from damage and inflammation.

Story first published: Monday, January 4, 2016, 17:41 [IST]
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