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Onions, A Dietary Anti-Carcinogen

Never mind the minor inconvenience of having to use a little extra mouth wash after eating a few slices-onions are a powerful weapon in your fight against many diseases, cancer being one. According to many doctors, people who eat onions have a lower risk of many types of cancers, some of which include breast, ovarian, and esophageal.

Let's peel back the layers of this incredible food, and take a quick look at some of the health benefits:

~ Onions contain chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar and may help boost metabolism.

~ Onions may help reduce inflammation.

~ The phytochemicals in onions improve the absorption and working of vitamin C in the body, thus helping boost your immune system.

~ Onions contain quercetin, which has been shown to decrease cancer tumor initiation.

~ Onions have shown to improve intestinal flora and improve absorption of calcium and magnesium due to that fructans they contain.

~ Eating onions may lower your risk of getting cataracts.

~ Onions may help in the reduction of cholesterol and triglycerides.

So, how much should you eat to reap the protective benefits of onions? Some research suggests that a daily serving of raw or cooked onion (1/2 cup) is best.

Remember, Folks, food determines how we feel and heal!

Source: Dr. Mercola, "What's New and Beneficial About Onions?", April 12, 2014, www.mercola.com.

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