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How to get the best health benefits from onions

Onions are mostly part of my daily life. I eat them in some form or another virtually every day. I grow onions – last year I had a bumper crop of red onions that have lasted through the year.

I know that leaving a cut onion in the bedroom when you have flu like symptoms is supposed to clean the ‘bugs’ in the air and the other home remedies are to rub onion on the chest, slicing a piece off every hour or so and rubbing fresh onion juice onto your chest. Finally, put a slices of onion under your feet and cover with a sock.

Although it is well know that onions contain a sulphur substance and many other nutrients such as vitamin C, molybdenum, vitamin B6, folate, potassium,  copper, phosphorus, tryptophan,  manganese,  the carotenoids, zeaxanthin, lutein, and, betacarotene,  the flavonoids isorhamnetin, kaempferol, and phytosterols.dietary fiber

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