13 HEALTH BENEFITS OF SPRING ONIONS - Grace Ngo Foundation

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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

13 HEALTH BENEFITS OF SPRING ONIONS


imagesYou may have come across the spring onions in Nigeria around Lagos metropolis  as the mallams push them in barrows  with carrots and other vegetables like cucumbers.  When next you see these vegetables why not try including them in your diet or family menu due to its numerous health benefits.
Like onions spring onions are also high in sulfur. High amounts of sulfur provide many health benefits. These tender onions are low in calorie. Spring onions are a variety of scallion and also called green onions.


Spring Onions Nutrition – Nutrients in Spring Onions:
Spring onions are rich in vitamins including Vitamin C, and thiamine. They also contain Vitamin A and Vitamin K. In addition, these are good sources of copper, phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, chromium, and fiber. Spring onions are a strong source of flavonoids such as quercetin. A health promoting organic compound called propyl disulphide can also be found in spring onions.

13. Health Benefits of Spring Onions:
With so many health promoting vitamins, minerals and natural compounds, spring onions are bound to be great for the health.

Given below are 13 of the outstanding health benefits of spring onions:
1. Spring onions are good for cardiovascular health. They lower the oxidation of cholesterol and reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
2. Sulfur compounds in this vegetable help in reducing and controlling blood pressure levels.
3. Spring onions help to reduce cholesterol levels as well.
4. The chromium content in spring onions provides health benefits of diabetics. It controls the blood sugar levels and improves glucose tolerance. Allyl propyl disulphide is also very helpful in lowering blood sugar levels.


5. Anti-bacterial properties in it help to fight against cold and flu.
6. Anti-bacterial properties also provide relief from digestive discomforts.
7. Vitamin C in this vegetable boosts the immunity.
8. Pectin (water-soluble colloidal carbohydrate) in spring onions reduces the chances of developing cancers especially colon cancer.
9. Quercetin in spring onions provides anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine benefits. It’s a good vegetable for treating arthritis and asthma.
10. It is a good food for regulating metabolism and keeping macro nutrients.
11. Spring onions are good against eye disease and eye problems.
12. Allicin in this vegetable is good for the skin as it protects from skin wrinkling.
Besides all of the above health benefits, spring onions are also good for speeding up blood circulation. They provide protection against fungal infections and works as an appetizer as well. Regular intake of spring onions is extremely good for the health as these can protect us from many health problems and diseases.
13.  Spring Onions is also rich in chlorophyll as a result of its green color and beneficial during heavy metal detox.

Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/diet/Health-benefits-of-spring-onions/


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