Onion is a common vegetable, not only rich in potassium, vitamin c, folate, zinc, selenium and fiber and other nutrients, but also two special nutrients – quercetin and prostaglandin, which makes it has many vegetables do not have the effect. Although many people hate the taste of Onions, there are many benefits to eating them regularly.
1, Lower cancer risk: Onions are a common anti-cancer food, rich in selenium and quercetin. Selenium is a powerful antioxidant that stimulates the body’s immune response, which inhibits the proliferation and growth of cancer cells. It also reduces the toxicity of carcinogens.
2, stable blood pressure: prostaglanin A has the effect of dilating blood vessels, reducing blood viscosity, promoting sodium salt excretion, can effectively reduce blood pressure, prevent the formation of thrombosis, but other vegetables can not achieve the effect
3, prevention of atherosclerosis: Onions are rich in quercetin, which has the effect of preventing the oxidation of “bad cholesterol” low-density lipoprotein , which can effectively prevent atherosclerosis.
4, Anti-aging: Onions are rich in selenium, which is a strong antioxidant and therefore has certain anti-aging effects. In addition, Onions can control blood sugar, and indirectly prevent the generation of AGE, prevent aging, so often eat Onions can play beauty and anti-aging effect.
5, not easy to catch a cold: the antiseptic ability of onion is known to all, it contains rich plant antiseptic, can effectively resist influenza virus, prevent a cold, eat more onion to enhance resistance and prevent a cold have many benefits.