Here's why you should eat onions during wintersLast updated on Nov 27, 2019, 11:40 am
Save for their pungency, onions have some amazing health benefits to offer.
However, despite being utterly popular in the northern parts of the country, onions are often overlooked for their nutritional value.
And although, there's never a bad time to consume onions, they should definitely be taken in plenty during winters.
Here are top six benefits of consuming onions during the winter season.
Onions keep you warm and help boost your immunity
Warming properties: Onions generate heat in the body, thereby giving you a warm feeling during winters. It is because of this property that onions are often used in Chinese medicines to cure illnesses.
Immunity: A strong immune system helps one to stay healthy by fighting off diseases. And, onions being rich in antioxidant and antibacterial properties, are great for boosting your immunity.
Onions can give you strong bones and a healthy heart
Strong bones: We are often mistaken to believe that for strong bones, only dairy products should be our go-to food. But this is not completely true- in fact, besides giving nice flavor, onions can strengthen your bones as well.
Heart health: Good news! Consuming raw onions can help reduce your LDL (low-density lipoproteins or bad cholesterol) levels, thus keeping your heart healthy.
They can help manage blood sugar, and even fight cancers
Blood sugar: The presence of chromium in onions helps in regulating the insulin levels in the body, thus helping control your blood sugar levels.
Cancer prevention: Research suggests that onion intake helps in the prevention of stomach and breast cancers. This is so because onions contain a flavonoid called quercetin, which can keep risk of cancer at bay.