July 9, 2021
World onion production has increased by at least 25% over the past 10 years with current production being around 44 million tons. It’s the second most important horticultural crop after tomatoes.
According to Griffiths et. Al. (2002), onions are considered “a global benefit to health”. Here’s why…
You will be surprised.
Just by consuming more onions, you could experience many benefits…
Strengthen chemical substances that fight against cancer. They also help body’s immune, hormonal and other systems prevent carcinogenesis.
Reduces the level of cholesterol in your blood. High cholesterol levels may lead to narrowing of the arteries, heart attacks, strokes, and more.
Balances chemicals in your brain that affect mood and emotions. Improves mood, sleep, appetite and concentration.
Helps process the food you consume correctly. By it being processed correctly, your body gets fueled with all the nutrients it needs.
Limits or prevents the growth of fungal organisms.
Reduces inflammation. If not treated, chronic inflammation could trigger your immune system to attack healthy tissue and organs in your body.
Blocks the growth of microorganisms, which otherwise could be the cause of various illnesses.
Strengthens your bones and reduces the risk of them fracturing.
Lowers your blood pressure. High blood pressure could cause a heart attack, a stroke, cause heart failure, heart diseases, kidney diseases, and more.
Onions are a powerhouse for me.
Consuming more onions can enhance men’s hormones and sperm.
There are studies in rats displaying increases in testosterone and sperm counts.
The mechanisms by which this occurs is mainly by increasing the production of LH, enhancing the antioxidant defense mechanism in the tests, neutralizing the damaging effects of the generated free radicals, ameliorating insulin resistance, promoting nitric oxide effects of the generated free radicals, ameliorating insulin resistance, promoting nitric oxide production, and altering the activity of adenosine 5’-monophosphate, activated protein kinase (Sabanihani et al., 2019).
Consuming onions as part of our diet is a powerful tool to support optimal health.
P.S. Cautionary note for those with FODMAP sensitivity.
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