Quercetin is a powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties that may help fight chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer. In lab studies, quercetin was shown to prevent histamine release (histamines are the chemicals that cause allergic reactions.3 This makes quercetin-rich foods like onions "natural antihistamines." In addition, quercetin may..
|Reduce the risk of atherosclerosis||Help prevent death from heart disease||Reduce blood pressure|
|Relieve symptoms of interstitial cystitis||Reduce symptoms of prostatitis||Inhibit the growth of cancer cells from breast, colon, prostate, ovarian, endometrial and lung tumors|
|Lower lung cancer risk, especially among smokers|
The many phytochemicals and other nutrients in onions work together to provide synergistic health benefits that reach body-wide. For instance, research has show including onions in your diet may offer the following benefits.
|Prevent inflammatory processes associated with asthma||Reduce symptoms associated with diabetes||Lower levels of cholesterol and triglycerides|
|Reduce symptoms associated with osteoporosis and improve bone health||Maintain gastrointestinal health by sustaining beneficial bacteria||Diminish replication of HIV|
|Reduced risk of neurodegenerative disorders||Lower your risk of cataract formation||Antimicrobial properties that may help reduce the rate of food-borne illness|
|Improvement of intestinal flora, improved absorption of calcium and magnesium due to the fructans they contain||Antibacterial and antifungal properties||Lower risk of certain cancers|