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It’s Time To Cut Up An Onion And Leave It On Your Nightstand

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It’s Time To Cut Up An Onion And Leave It On Your Nightstand

It’s Time To Cut Up An Onion And Leave It On Your Nightstand

Onions are healthy to eat. They will always be part of our moms’ grocery lists. In fact, they are one of the most must-have ingredients in any recipe. But did you know that aside from eating onions, it can also help your health in other different ways?

One vegetable, in particular, is onions.

Since COVID-19 started, we are all aware of how important it is prevent outselves from getting sick. Eating fruits and vegetables can greatly help our health. They are packed with vitamins and minerals that our body needs. But according to experts, there are other ways that our health can benefit from these fruits and vegetables.

Onions give your body the power to battle toxins that can lead to an illness. They contain high amounts of essential nutrients including Vitamin C, dietary fiber, folic acid, calcium, iron, and zinc.

The Europeans have been using onions since the early 1900s. They use this to manage complications brought about by the plague. Also, onions were used by people who practice Ayurvedic medicine. They have made onion poultice to cure flu, colds, coughs, joint pain, and inflammation.

Onions are known to be effective in reducing the risk of cancer. It also detoxifies the liver. All of these are possible because of the various sulfuric compounds found in the onions. Red onions for example are full of quercetin. This is an antioxidant believed to lower cholesterol, prevent blood clots, fight diabetes, asthma, and other chronic breathing problems.

Studies have shown that quercetin eliminates free radicals in the body, protects and regenerates vitamin E, and deactivates the harmful effects of chelate metal ions. It also strengthens capillary walls to reduce inflammation. Quercetin can also protect the lining of the lungs and bronchial tubes from damage that can be possibly caused by pollution and other contaminants in the air.

And now, health experts are saying that even us can benefit from raw onions at home.

If you cut up an onion and place it on your bedside table, it can help reduce the risk of getting the flu. It can also provide natural relief from symptoms of the influenza virus and other bacteria. Leaving an onion on the bedside table can also soak up any harmful organisms, toxins, and pollutants in the air.

So how do you prepare this onion remedy?

Experts say that all you need to do is to cut an onion in half and plac it in a bowl or cup on your nightstand. Leave it overnight and this will prevent pathogens from entering your system.

The idea is that onions have the ability to absorb bacteria and viruses. It is believed that the onions will actually “pull the germs out” of the sick person. Even though there is no truth to any of these claims, there is no harm in trying.

So with or without the health crisis, we should always find ways to keep our body healthy. And of course, aside from placing an onion in the room to help treat a cold or keep you from getting one, always follow the health protocols. Wash your hands regularly, avoid crowds during flu season, eat a healthy diet, exercise, and gett plenty of sleep. All these can help you stay healthy.