Tehran (IP) - Red onions, also known as purple onions and Spanish onions, come with purplish-red skin and white flesh tinged with red. They contain plenty of phytochemicals and healthy nutrients that provide long-term health benefits.

Iran Press/Iran News: Some of the health benefits of red onions are for blood sugar control, improving immunity by vitamin C, and fighting inflammation.

Raw slices of red onions are also very healthy for the heart. They help in boosting the production of High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) which minimizes the risk of heart diseases like stroke and heart attack, according to the sooperdiet.com.

Red onions contain a powerful chemical known as quercetin that helps in the war against cancer. It has been proven through research that intake of quercetin lowers the risk of lung cancer.

It is important to know that many people have an onion allergy. That includes itchy eyes, redness, and rashes if an onion only comes into contact with skin, but also vomiting and gastric problems.


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