An onion is an onion is an onion but all onions are not the same. Not only do onions have different names, their flavors are different as well. Their health benefits are alike across the board regardless of the onion type.
A bit more of onion history first. Athletes in ancient Greece ate large quantities of onion because they believed it would lighten the balance of blood and increase their stamina. Roman gladiators used onion as a rub to help firm up their muscles. Even in the Middle Ages, onions were of such importance that people would pay their rent with onions, and they were even given as gifts. During that time, doctors would often times prescribe onions to help facilitate bowel movements, relive headaches, coughs, snake bites, and even hair loss. Current medical information confirm these benefits for a healthy life.
Onions contain chemical compounds that have anti-cholesterol, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties. Onions are known as an antioxidant food. They’re tasty and good for you. Is it any surprise that God would create something that is beneficial for man living in this world?
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