Although, all vegetables are important for health, certain kinds offer unique benefits. Onions with the scientific name known as Allium Cepa are found in many different sizes and can be eaten raw or cooked. It is quite interesting how much nutritional value the onion has. It is full of antioxidants and a number of sulphur-containing compounds. A medium sized onion is composed of 89% water, 1.7% fiber and 9% of carbohydrates. They are a good source of vitamins, folate and potassium and all these benefits make it a super food and a gift of nature.

The
health benefits related to onions are quite impressive and adding more onions
to your diet is an easy way to benefit your overall health. The most common
types are red, yellow, and white onions. Flavors can be sweet and juicy to
sharp, spicy and pungent often depending on the season in which they are grown
and consumed. Here are benefits of including more onions in your diet.

It builds a strong immune system

Onions
are nutrient dense, meaning they are low in calories but high in vitamins and
minerals and fiber. It is particular high in vitamin C, a nutrient that helps
regulate the immune health, tissue repair and iron absorption.

It helps prevent cancer

 Free radicals that enter the body and cause abnormal
cell growth leads to cancer. Onions contain phytonutrients such as quercetin
and other flavonoids that help fight the free radicals

It detoxifies toxic properties

Detoxication
basically helps our body to flush out several toxins and bad cholesterol due to
bad eating habits and lack of exercise. onions help to keep our bodies toxin
free because it contain sulphur compounds and amino acids that help clear out
the digestive system and expel the harmful toxin from within

It aids digestion

It
is rich in dietary fiber, which acts as a natural laxative and ensures
comfortable bowel movements. Fiber helps clean the intestines and remove waste from
the body.

It helps manage anemia

Onions
contain folate which is a phytochemical that helps in the absorption of iron to
its full potential and is often recommended to pregnant women.

It regulates the blood sugar level

Raw
onion consumption is recommended to keep your sugar levels in check and prevent
them from getting out of hand.

It gives you healthy bones

Onions
can be helpful in treating bone loss as they have been found to contain growth
plate chrondocytes. They also have the compounds that help rebuild connective
tissue.

Sleep and mood

Folate,
found in onions, might help reduce depression

Skin and hair care

Onions
are high in vitamin C, which is needed for the building and maintenance of
collagen, which provides structure to skin and hair