Onions Not Only Taste Good, But They Keep You Healthy

Onions are one of those things that you either love or hate. Those that love onions will tell you that anything that onions tastes better–while this may or may not be true, onions are packed with a lot of things that will make it worth the cry from chopping onions.

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Onions have been on the world’s healthiest foods list because they are packed with vitamins, such as:ThinkstockPhotos-488483054

  • Manganese
  • Vitamin B6
  • Copper
  • Vitamin C
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Folate
  • Vitamin B1

Onions have polyphenols, which are plant compounds recognized for preventing disease. They are high on antioxidants and even have anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and anti-histaminic properties. Onions contain flavonoids called quercetin, which are plant metabolites that give these antioxidant effects.

These flavonoids are most concentrated on the outer layers of the onion, so when you peel an onion, make sure you only peel off the paper skin, otherwise you are throwing away the good stuff.