10 reasons to eat an onion

WEB DESK: Consuming fruits and vegetables of all kinds has long been associated with a reduced risk of many lifestyle-related health conditions. They are Nature’s remedy and provide immunity against different diseases. Here are few benefits of onions.


Allium vegetables have been studied extensively in relation to cancer, especially stomach and colorectal cancers. Onions are also a source of the strong antioxidant vitamin C that helps to combat the formation of free roots known to cause cancer.

Men with the highest intake of allium vegetables had the lowest risk for prostate cancer.

Frequent intake of allium vegetables has been inversely related with the risk of esophageal and stomach cancer.

Sleep and mood:

Folic acid, found in onions, may help with depression by preventing an excess of homocysteine from forming in the body, which can prevent blood and other nutrients from reaching the brain.

Skin and hair:

Adequate intake of vitamin C is needed for the building and maintenance of collagen, which provides structure to skin and hair.


Onions’ sulfurs may be effective anti-inflammatory agents. Quercetin has been found to relax the airway muscles and may provide relief of asthma symptoms.


Onions have anti-biotic, antiseptic, antimicrobial and carminative properties to help you stay away from infections.

Fever and allergies:

It is an immediate cure for fever, common cold, cough, sore throat, allergies etc. A mixture of onion juice and honey can cure these problems easily.


Onions increases insulin in the body and also treats diabetes by controlling the sugar levels in the blood.

Hair problems:

Onion is often used for treatment of thin hair, hair loss, and dandruff. It also helps maintain the natural colour of your hair.

Treatment of Acne:

The anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities of onion can work wonders on your skin. It is a powerful antiseptic which protects your skin from acne-causing bacteria and other skin infections.


This is also used to prevent toothaches and tooth decay.