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Onions Fight Cancer According To Science

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Onions fight cancer, particularly breast cancer, according to new science and you should be eating more of them.


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“Even the best garlic doesn't substitute the onion” says an old African proverb. Turns out it’s true. Onions, according to new research from the University of Guelph, have just as much, if not more healing qualities than garlic, since onions fight cancer.

Study On Red Onions Unveils Amazing Healing Effects

Red onions grown are the most effective at killing colon and breast cancer cells compared to other types of onions according to new research. This is due in part to high levels of quercetin – a potent antioxidant that is helpful in lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, and triglycerides. Red onions also contain anthocyanin, which gives them their color and potent cancer fighting powers.

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Onions Fight Cancer

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The study, published in Food Research International, involved placing colon cancer cells in direct contact with quercetin extracted from the five different onion varieties.

The study found onions fight cancer by promoting an unfavorable environment for cancer cells, disrupting their communication and inhibiting their growth, as well as their ability to spread. More, specifically the researchers determined that onions are particularly effective at killing breast cancer cells.

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Eating Onions Raw (and frequently) Is Best

Scientists are working on how to extract quercetin from the onion to create a pill, however what’s best is to eat as much of this superfood as possible to take early advantage of the onion’s powerful anti-cancer properties, which help slow and reverse tumor growth within the body.

Typically, there are many varieties of onions beside the red onion. These are the yellow, white, and sweet onions. All are excellent sources of vitamin C, folic acid, biotin, chromium, and calcium and contain cancer-fighting quercetin.

Onions that are eaten raw provide the most nutritional benefits. They make flavorful additions to salads, guacamole, sandwiches and wraps. Onions are also excellent steamed and added to soups and stews. Using onions daily as an addition to meals is an effective immune system booster that will help keep you healthy and strong.