A lot of people add onions to almost all their dishes mostly because it makes the food smell nice but there are a lot of health benefits associated with the vegetable. The medicinal properties of onions have been recognized since ancient times, when they were used to treat ailments like headaches, heart disease and mouth sores. Here is a look at why you should be eating raw onions daily.
1. Onion can help you with low libido and improve sex life
Onions are recommended for erectile dysfunction in many countries with a combination of other foods and certain properties of onions can really help you improve your sex life. (Source: medium.com)
2. Give better skin and hair
Vitamin A, C, and K in onion helps to get rid of pigmentation and protects you from harmful UV rays as well. As a good source of vitamin C, onions may support the building and maintenance of collagen, which provides structure to skin and hair. (Source: timesofindia.com)
3. Onions boost digestion
If you have digestion issues onions can be your best friend. Fiber is one of the most important components for better digestion and is really helpful to avoid constipation. Inulin is a type of fiber found in Onions, this inulin acts as a food source for good bacteria in our body. (Source: medium.com)
4. Stops cold
A mixture of onion juice and honey (which helps make it less pungent) is said to be effective as a cure for fever, common cold, allergies, etc.
5. Removes dark skin spots (melasma) from skin
Mixing onion juice (obtained by chopping and then squeezing) with an equal amount of apple cider vinegar can remove dark spots on the skin, when applied twice a day. Melasma or hyperpigmentation is often caused by sun, contraceptives, or pregnancy. It is sometimes referred to as a ‘pregnancy mask.’ Both onions and the cider vinegar help to balance the pH of the skin. (Source: Lifehack.org)
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