Food focus – Onions

Onions have been a savored food throughout history the world over and rightly so as they are a nutritional treasure.  Thought to be a dietary staple in the pre-historic diet they are packed full of some seriously heavy weight nutritional compounds.

They are able to absorb more minerals from the soil than nearly any other food, so it’s not surprising they are high in the minerals calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, iron and silicon.

Sulfur is essential for growth and repair of connective tissue (keeping all your skin, muscles, & bones in tip top condition). Sulfur also has antiseptic properties which is why onions can prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in the digestive tract.

The other star compound onions contain is quercetin, in fact onions are one of the highest sources of quercetin, which helps eliminate free radicals from the body.

So the humble onion, not so humble after all. Enjoy some of their nutritional benefits today.

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