Onions not only taste good, but it also plays an essential role in cooking and having awesome benefits for your health. For example, they are packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.
It’s antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds reduce the risk of heart disease, lower high blood pressure reading, and protect against blood clotting.
However, not everyone should eat them.
Despite their so many health benefits, there is one side effect of eating onions that is worth being aware of: for some people with sensitive digestive tracts, onions may cause bloating, cramping, and gas, explain Lyssie Lakatos, RDN, and Tammy Lakatos Shames, RDN.
Those who suffer from pancreatitis, gastritis or ulcers, should avoid consuming them.
It is necessary to exclude fresh onion, as it increases stomach acidity. Cooked onion is softer, but retains fewer vitamins.
If there are no contraindications, you can eat a small onion a day.
Do they strengthen the immune system?
“It is a myth that the onion by itself strengthens the immune system,” says another endocrinologist. However, it is a food that contains many phytoncides, active substances that prevent bacteria and viruses from reproducing.
In general, it is a product that stimulates the digestive system and appetite and is diuretic because it eliminates toxins. It also contains, for example, cobalt, part of vitamin B12, responsible for the formation of erythrocytes and absorption of cholesterol and vitamin D.
There is a lot of silicon in the onion, which is necessary for blood vessels, bones, and hair health.
In addition, they have only 40 calories per 100 grams.