Use Onion Skin To Stay Healthy!

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The onion skin is always thrown in the bin but do you know the benefits of this brown skin on your health? The brown onion skin and its external layers are rich in fiber and flavonoids and the onion bulb contains sulfurous compounds and fructans which have health benefits.

Onion waste includes the dry brown onion skin, outer layers, roots and stalks. Therefore, production of onion waste is high. It is very crucial to utilize all the benefits of the vegetable. Use onion waste as a natural source of ingredients which has high functional value due to the compounds which make it beneficial for the health.

According to the researches, eating the onion skin and layers reduce the risk of suffering from cardiovascular diseases, colon cancer, gastrointestinal problems, obesity and type 2 diabetes. The phenolic compounds in onion prevent coronary diseases. The anti-carcinogenic properties and high level of compounds make dry onion skin and the outer layers of the bulb an antioxidant.

Sulfur in onion skin reduces the accumulation of platelets, improves cardiovascular functioning and blood flow. It also controls cholesterol and blood pressure. A must for heart patients!

Lets check out the health benefits of onion:

  • Onion help kidneys clean the blood and purify it.
  • Health benefits of onion includes its role in killing cholera.
  • Daily consumption of onion reduces the chances of suffering from various types of tumors.
  • One of the major health benefits of onion is that it boosts the stamina of lovemaking. A glass of onion juice gives a 200% increase of stamina.
  • Sulfur in onion skin is considers as an anti-clothing agent to prevent blood clots.

So, onions not just add spice to the dish but is also good for the health. Have onion and don't throw the skin. Use it as an ingredient in food items.

Read more about: vegetables, health
Story first published: Monday, July 18, 2011, 10:59 [IST]
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