Here are 7 Reasons Why we Need Onion in Our Lives


Onion is a very common ingredient in most recipes because of the flavour it provides.

For the health’s benefit, it’s important to try and consume at least one-half of a medium onion every day.

Here are ways onions can be beneficial to your health.

Boosts sexual drive

Onions are said to increase the urge for a healthy sex life.

One tablespoon of onion juice along with one spoonful of ginger juice, taken three times a day, can boost the libido and sex drive.

Cough treatment

Consuming an equal mixture of onion juice and honey can relieve sore throats and coughing symptoms.

Treatment of Anemia

Even anemic conditions can be improved by eating onions along with jaggery and water, because this adds to the mineral content of the body, especially iron, which is an essential part of producing new red blood cells.

Therefore, anemia, also known as iron deficiency, can be prevented by having a healthy amount of onions in your diet.

Prevents cancer spread

Onions are rich in active compounds that successfully inhibit the development and spread of cancerous cells.

Quercetin is a very powerful antioxidant compound that has been consistently linked to the prevention or reduction of the spread of cancer.

Manage diabetes

Onions contain chromium, which is a relatively unusual mineral to find naturally in food.

Chromium helps the body manage blood sugar levels and ensure a slow, gradual release of glucose to the muscles and the body cells.

Heart ailments

Onions act as anticoagulants, also known as blood thinners, which in turn prevents the red blood cells from forming clumps.

These blocks and clots can lead to heart disorders or cardiovascular diseases.

Oral health

Onions are often used to prevent tooth decay and oral infections.

Chewing raw onions for 2 to 3 minutes can potentially kill all the germs present in the oral area and surrounding places like the throat and lips.


Written by How South Africa

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