Eighty-seven percent of U.S. adults say they like onions,1 which is great news since they’re one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Rich in vitamin C, sulphuric compounds, flavonoids, and other phytochemicals,2 an onion a day may help keep the doctor away.
Onions are surprisingly high in beneficial polyphenols, which play an important role in preventing and reducing the progression of diabetes, cancer, and neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases.
The Allium family of vegetables includes onions, garlic, leeks, chives, shallots, and scallions. Epidemiological studies have found that increased consumption of Allium vegetables is associated with decreased risk of several cancers. For example, one large European study found striking risk reductions in the participants who consumed the greatest quantities of onions or garlic for oral, esophageal, colorectal, laryngeal, breast, ovarian, and prostate cancers. A fifty five to eighty percent reduction of almost all major cancers. Amazing!1
No matter how healthy a person is, eventually he/she will succumb to the rhinovirus which causes the common cold. While one cold per year is about the most a healthy adult should get, children tend to get colds more frequently as their immune systems are not as developed yet. Fortunately there are many products that boost the immune system enough to fight off infections and more importantly to help one to resist future infections. This article will cover the top products to optimize the immune system. (more…)