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    Nutritional Value Of An Onion

    I don’t like to eat onion, but my mom add this vegetable to every dishes she prepare, if I don’t eat the food she start scolding me, I dono what is so rich in onion, can I know what all nutrition benefits does onion have??



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    Onion is one of the healthiest vegetable, it is said to be antifungal and antibacterial, by consuming onion we gain many profits. The profits are as follows-

    1. Onion keeps blood sugar in control
    2. Burns unnecessary fat
    3. It cures disease like, Obesity, bronchitis, asthma, influenza, cold and bacterial infections
    4. Intake of onion can destroy worms in the intestine
    5. Increase the discharge of urine

    Nutritional value:-

    Calories - 60
    Calcium - 48 mg
    Carbohydrate - 16 gm
    Fiber - 3 gm
    Vitamin A - 75 IU
    Vitamin C - 9 mg
    Proteins - 1 gm
    Phosphorus - 66 mg
    Potassium - 200 mg
    Sodium - 5 mg
    Fat -0%

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    I've also read in some health magazine that onions contain detoxifying chemicals and also help in preventing stomach cancer.

    Even I didn't like eating onions when I was young, but then I started with one single layer a day and increased it's consumption with time.
    Eventually, I started liking it.

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    You are correct Archana and Ajith !!!

    I wud like to share few more Nutritional Value of An Onion:

    • Onions are very low in calories and fat..
    • Onions protects from cancer and prevents diabetes..
    • It is found to have anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal activities..
    • It also helps in reducing High Blood Pressure..
    • They are also good source of antioxidant flavonoid quercetin, which is found to have anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-diabetic functions.
    • Pyridoxine or vitamin B-6 helps keep up GABA levels in the brain
    • Onions are also good in B-complex group of vitamins like pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, foliates and thiamin.

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    Onions on Good offers !

    People. I really agree to the fact that onions have high nutritional value!
    I recently visited this online store called localbanya.com and they supplied me with amazing quality of onions at an extremely cheap rate! Cheaper than the nearby grocer.
    Residents on Mumbai. I say you check it out !

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    Guys,

    every vegetable on earth has its own benefits and drawbacks. just because a vegetable has various benefits, you cannot force down your throat and spoil your appetite.

    give a break. A meal without onion also is fine. What point does it make to eat something that you disgust? I bet food without Onion is as tasty as food with it. So many Marwari families still avoid onion but look as healthy as any of those who eat onion.

    So chinuku, you don't have to eat onion if you don't like it.



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