Onions are of many colors, shapes and sizes and have health, therapeutic and aesthetic benefits. They have a therapeutic effect when suffering from colds, colds, coughs and abdominal pain. Onions are rich in sulfur, which works against the growth of tumors. Yellow and red onions also contain the highest concentration of antioxidant phenolics and flavonoids, and the sulfur in onions also works as an anti-blood clot. Onions play an important role in lowering blood pressure, in addition to preventing clotting and blood fats.
Onions reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood and improve the functions of red blood cell membranes. Onions treat joint inflammation, and the antioxidants in them work to prevent the oxidation of fatty acids in the body, which causes inflammation in the body. Onions also treat arthritis and liquefy the mucus in the pharynx and lungs.
On the other hand, onions work to lose excess weight, because they reduce cholesterol levels in the blood and also work to dissolve body fat. People with diabetes are advised to eat a medium-sized onion daily as it reduces the amount of sugar in the patient’s blood.