Posted by Colleen
Did you know – Health benefits of onions? Onions are an excellent source of heart-healthy, cancer fighting quercetin. Quercetin is a antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties.The sulfur compounds in onions are thought to have anti-clotting properties as well as help to lower triglycerides. Onions contain more disease fighting polyphenols than even garlic or leeks. Polyphenols play an important role as a prebiotic which helps the good bacteria in your gut, which is important for your overall health. Beneficial bacteria help not only with disease prevention but also weight management. Polyphenols are compounds found in natural plant food sources that have antioxidant properties. Experts advise letting onions sit for at least 5 to 10 minutes after cutting so that they release more of the valuable minerals and compounds.