Benefits of Onions

The health benefits and other uses of onions are vast.  Onions are a very high in flavonoids.  The total polyphenol content of onion is not only higher than its fellow allium vegetables, garlic and leeks, but also higher than tomatoes, carrots, and red bell pepper.  Traditional onions have lots of vitamin C and B6, as well as folate, potassium and manganese

Onions are beneficial for:

Detoxification
Cholesterol
Cardiovascular health
Inflammation
Blood Sugar
Cancer prevention
Sickness
and the list goes on…

Try adding 2T of onions to your daily menu.  Look for the freshest onions or start a garden and grow your own.   Add onions into your daily recipes and you will reap the benefits.

Recently read an article about an old wives tale about onions; said to help with preventing the flu and other plagues in your home.

In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu. Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it and many died.

The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn’t believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and placed it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the virus, therefore, keeping the family healthy.

Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser in AZ. She said that several years ago many of her employees were coming down with the flu and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work.. (And no, she is not in the onion business.)

The moral of the story is, buy some onions and place them in bowls around your home. If you work at a desk, place one or two in your office or under your desk or even on top somewhere. Try it and see what happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu.

If this helps you and your loved ones from getting sick, all the better. If you do get the flu, it just might be a mild case..

Whatever, what have you to lose? Just a few bucks on onions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Analysis: There’s no scientific basis for this old wives’ tale, which dates at least as far back as the 1500s, when it was believed that distributing raw onions around a residence guarded against the bubonic plague. This was long before germs were discovered, of course, and the prevalent theory held that contagious diseases were spread by miasma, or “noxious air.” The assumption was that onions, whose absorbent qualities had been well known since ancient times, cleansed the air by trapping harmful odors. (For more of this article click here on About.com)

Psalms 91:10 Because you have made the Lord your refuge, and the Most High your dwelling place, There shall no evil befall you, nor any plague or calamity come near your tent. Amen~Shalom