Don’t you become restless and disappointed if you are about to cook something and you can’t possibly find where the onions are? Your food automatically loses its taste if you do not add onions to it. Well, until now we only knew that onions are used in spicy vegetables and salads only. But we did not try to know the benefits of onion and its importance for our health. In this article, I will share awesome benefits of eating raw onions. Let’s see what this super vegetable has to offer us.
Awesome Benefits Of Eating Raw Onions
In India, three types of onion varieties are found which are red, light orange and white in colour. Red-colored onions are pungent and have a pungent taste to it and the other two are juicy and sweet with a slight tinge.
People using raw onions are very less than a moderate level. A few of them use it in salads, and they recognize the encouraging results of onions. Generally, most of the people prefer cooked onions because the sharp and pungent smell makes them intolerable.
If you really want to boost your immunity and keep yourself away from bacterial or viral infection, you must think on eating raw onions. Ranging from blood pressure to your skin and hair, inflammation, cough and cold, and purification of blood the raw onion is very helpful for you.
- It lowers your cholesterol and protects your heart.
Raw and Red onion is considered to be the best for your heart function. In research, it has been found that antioxidants such as flavonoids (quercetin) and anthocyanins present in onions may help reduce the level of LDL and triglycerides. Onions are a rich source of phytonutrients that helps in controlling inflammation and regulate blood pressure as well.
As we know that the risk of heart attack increases with the increase in blood pressure level (mostly diastolic level). The chances of stroke are higher, if you have a high systolic range. If by any chance, your blood pressure either upper side or lower side increases, then you must take medical help or suggestion to control it. Apart from that you shall focus on your diet and control your sodium intake.
- Improves digestive health.
Onion contains some pre-biotic such as insulin and fructo oligosaccharides that improves your digestion. They produce healthy bacteria in your gut that properly digest foods and boost your immunity. As far as pre-biotic are concerned, they help your body to absorb calcium, potassium, and other minerals.
When calcium and minerals get absorbed properly by your body, then your bones become strong. Therefore, if you want to keep your digestive system in track, then you should eat red and white onions.
You can eat onion by slicing it into pieces and sprinkle some black pepper powder and also sea salt. You can have it either during your lunch or at dinner time. It will help in proper digestion. If you’re disturbed by the pungent flavor of onion, then you can take two or four grains of cardamom after having it. This will act as a mouth freshener and you will not have any problem.
- It helps in achieving shiny skin and healthy hair.
Onions are abundant in vitamins and minerals which is very useful for your skin and hair. It consists of vitamin A, vitamin C, biotin, and many other types of antioxidants. Vitamin C boosts our collagen level, which keeps the skin glowing and beautiful. The antioxidants found in it work against the oxidative stress in the cells and remove the hard metals and our blood gets purified.
Eating raw onions protects your skin from pigmentation and also against damage caused by ultraviolet rays on the skin and hair due to which your skin and hair remains naturally shiny and strong for a long time.