Why Red Onions are Important for Good Health

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Red onions are a must in every Indian recipe. Besides adding crunch, pungent flavour and volume to the curry, red onions are beneficial for the body on various levels. Here’s why you must not avoid red onions in your diet.

Nutritional value of red onions:

The main vitamins and minerals in red onions are vitamin B6 and C and chromium. This type of onion is low in calories and glycemic index too.

Benefits associated with red onions:

Cancer: Red onions contain the antioxidant quercetin which is effective at fighting free radicals. It is believed that red onions can cut the risk of stomach cancer by 50 per cent.

Immune system: Quercetin also fights bacteria, fungal infection and inflammation. Therefore, red onions help to boost the immune system and prevent simple health issues like common cold.


Diabetes: The mineral, chromium is effective at reducing the risk of insulin resistance. Control your blood sugar level with red onions.

Heart diseases: The same mineral also reduces the risk of developing heart diseases which is a complication to diabetes.

Unhealthy weight gain: If you are trying to lose weight consume red onions. Lack of chromium in the body makes it difficult to lose weight and increases weight.

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