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Onion: Experts weigh in on health benefits, nutrition facts, and more

Microsoft Start Health Logo By Leticia Soares, Felicitas Bouche Ocampo of Microsoft Start Health | Slide 1 of 6: Benefits by Leticia SoaresOnion helps in the treatment of dyslipidemia. Onion is a source of saponins, which is a substance that have hypolipidemic properties. Saponins can reduce cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein levels.Onion can help lower blood pressure. Onions are high in antioxidants and quercetin, which is a polyphenol that may prevent cardiovascular disease due to its antihypertensive and vasorelaxant properties.Onion regular consumption may boost your immune system. The vegetable is a source of quercetin, anthocyanins, vitamin C and B-complex vitamins, which help fight inflammation and infections.Onions help to prevent premature aging. Onions are high in antioxidants, which protect the cells from damage caused by free radicals.Onions help regulate blood sugar levels. Onions are an excellent option for diabetic patients, since the vegetable contains quercetin and sulphur compounds that have hypoglycemic properties.→ Onion: How much is too much? Experts weigh in.→ Love Onion? Get nutritional facts, tips from health experts, and moreThis is for information purpose only, and should not be considered as a substitute for medical expertise. These are opinions from an external panel of individual doctors, and not to be considered as opinion of Microsoft. Please seek professional help regarding any health conditions or concerns.

Benefits by Leticia Soares

  • Onion helps in the treatment of dyslipidemia. Onion is a source of saponins, which is a substance that have hypolipidemic properties. Saponins can reduce cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein levels.
  • Onion can help lower blood pressure. Onions are high in antioxidants and quercetin, which is a polyphenol that may prevent cardiovascular disease due to its antihypertensive and vasorelaxant properties.
  • Onion regular consumption may boost your immune system. The vegetable is a source of quercetin, anthocyanins, vitamin C and B-complex vitamins, which help fight inflammation and infections.
  • Onions help to prevent premature aging. Onions are high in antioxidants, which protect the cells from damage caused by free radicals.
  • Onions help regulate blood sugar levels. Onions are an excellent option for diabetic patients, since the vegetable contains quercetin and sulphur compounds that have hypoglycemic properties.

Onion: How much is too much? Experts weigh in.

Love Onion? Get nutritional facts, tips from health experts, and more

This is for information purpose only, and should not be considered as a substitute for medical expertise. These are opinions from an external panel of individual doctors, and not to be considered as opinion of Microsoft. Please seek professional help regarding any health conditions or concerns.
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