Onions are among the oldest spices, with its use and cultivation dating back to 3,500 years ago. They are present in every kitchen. But an onion is more than just a kitchen staple.
In fact, onion is known to be a powerful antibiotic. It is a super food like pomegranate, blueberries and green tea. It contains healing properties which can cure/prevent type-2 diabetes, heart diseases, certain cancers and some eye conditions.
Out with an-apple-a-day health regimen and in with an-onion-a-day remedy. Try to include onions on your salads and soups. It is also better to eat them raw than cooked.
Equally impressive are the hundreds of scientific citations, which pertain to the anti-cancer properties of onion. While nobody is suggesting that onion is a cancer cure per se, it certainly is a valuable adjunct therapy, and it provides almost unequalled cancer risk-reducing properties.
Surprisingly, onion demonstrates significant blood sugar-modifying properties to be a real help in the fight against both type 2 diabetes and obesity. No, onion alone won’t keep you in fine shape, but it will help. In addition to limiting your intake of fats and sugars, eating onions can get your blood sugar-and your weight-on the right track.