Healthy Foods Onions

johnnydod By johnnydod, 15th May 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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We all know the benefits of Garlic and how good it is for your heart but many don’t like the smell, however did you know that the humble Onion has the same benefits? Read on to find out more of this vegetable.

Why eat them?

They make you cry, and give you bad breath, I’m talking about Onions, mind you if you eat them raw, they are even more potent, but they can help prevent tooth decay and oral infections
** TOP TIP ** if you cut them under running water or in a bowl of water this will stop the gasses that make the eyes water from getting to you.

Onions and garlic are much more potent raw than cooked, if you cook them, then the effects will only last a little while, the strongest are Shallots, Western Yellow, New York Bold, and Northern Red onions, and because of this people are more and more choosing the more mild-tasting Western White and Vidalia onions, this is a shame because the type of onion with the stronger taste tends to be those that are the are more healthier.

In certain versions of Jainism, Buddhism and Hinduism, vegetables of the onion genus are taboo

They are part of the allium family and a very close relative to garlic, using onions in recipes and preparations in cooking is pretty well global, and as far as I can ascertain no country or race have any aversion to eating them, except one tribe in India.

There are some foods that are not accepted in certain countries according to Wikipedia the list is large, including

  1. Bats
  2. Bears
  3. Birds
  4. Camels
  5. Cats
  6. Cattle
  7. Crustaceans and other seafood
  8. Deer and ungulates
  9. Dogs
  10. Elephants
  11. Fish
  12. Fungi
  13. Guinea pig and related rodents
  14. Horses and other equines
  15. Insects
  16. Living animals
  17. Offal
  18. Pigs/Pork
  19. Rabbit
  20. Rats and mice
  21. snails
  22. and even some vegetables
  23. Whales
  24. Primates
  25. Human meat
  26. Animal Foetus
  27. Alcohol
  28. Blood
  29. Coffee and tea
  30. Raw milk and Human breast milk
  31. Salt and genetically modified foods
  32. but not onions.
    However the tribe in India that never consumed onions or garlic were found all had had high blood cholesterol and their triglyceride levels were found to be substantially higher.

So now we come to the health benifits

Onions are claimed to help people fight the conditions of the common cold, heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis, they are also a natural anti-clotting agent so therefore good for your heart

I’ll let you into a little secret, mix a little onion juice with the same amount of ginger juice take this about three times a day and you will find it will help increase your libido and boost your sex drive it is for this reason that that tribe in India due to its alleged aphrodisiac properties banned it.
Onions can be bought in all supermarkets, fresh, frozen, canned, caramelized, pickled, powdered, chopped, and even in dehydrated forms.

keep fido well away from Onion powder

They are a good source of vitamin C, have anti-inflammatory, anti-cholesterol, anti-cancer properties, apart from the health given properties from eating them, they are also good for treating blisters and boils and for reducing bee sting swellings, and because of its high sulphur content used in hair loss treatment.
Please be aware onion powder can be toxic to dogs

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author avatar Denise O
16th Jun 2011 (#)

This is a well written page Johnny. I am glad you pointed out about onion powder and dogs. My Vet also said raw onions can be dangerous to them. Do you mind if I link this page with my article I am doing today.
I will check back to make sure it is okay. Very nice read. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar johnnydod
17th Jun 2011 (#)

by all means link it denise, and thank you

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author avatar satan fury
16th Jun 2011 (#)

Well-written and informative.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
16th Jun 2011 (#)

I love onions. I even eat them raw. Nice page, johnnydod.

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author avatar johnnydod
17th Jun 2011 (#)

cheers Steve

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author avatar Delicia Powers
16th Jun 2011 (#)

I love them... it was fun to read your article and very interesting; the Beatles Glass Onion,a really creative touch, thanks johnnydod!

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author avatar Prasul Surendran
16th Jun 2011 (#)

well researched and written. Should eat more onion I guess

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author avatar Carol
16th Jun 2011 (#)

Thanks for this Johnny. I love onions, so it's nice to know they are so beneficial

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author avatar jak2010
16th Jun 2011 (#)

ISomeone scare me off onion, but I am going back to it. Thanks for this very good article.

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author avatar Buzz
17th Jun 2011 (#)

I eat onions raw with tomatoes. Thanks for sharing, Johnny.

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author avatar Denise O
17th Jun 2011 (#)

Thank you Johnny.:)

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author avatar polaris77
17th Jun 2011 (#)

Onions are indeed great for our health!

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author avatar Asghar Khan
26th Jun 2011 (#)

Actually, I can't even imagine not eating Onions everyday with my daily diet. Great share,Johnny!

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author avatar Retired
28th Jun 2011 (#)

Excellent and finformative, as usual

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author avatar LOVERME
28th Jun 2011 (#)



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