Red onion is extremely beneficial for overall health, especially the healing of heart i.e. for the entire cardiovascular system.
Thanks to sulfur compounds contained in red onion, this vegetable helps in the prevention of heart attack. They can reduce the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides and to strengthen the cell membrane of red blood cells.
Also, studies have shown that onions can improve bone density, and therefore it is particularly useful to women who experience loss of bone density due to menopause.
It has been confirmed that the onions possess anti-inflammatory action. Sulfur molecules enhance the activity of specific white blood cells that play an important role in the immune system. This kind of vegetable contains antioxidants that prevent the oxidation of fatty acids in the body and thus maintain control of the degree of inflammation.
Onions reduce the risk of several types of cancers, even when consumed in small quantities. It can reduce the risk of ovarian cancer and colon cancer.
Other great health benefits:
– Onion regulates blood sugar level
– Contains vitamin А, Е and C which are great antioxidants
– Prevents bacterial infection.