Amazing Benefits & Use of Onion Skin You Never Knew

Onions are the oldest and most widely used vegetable all around the world. Every culture, country & cuisine uses onion in their own way.

We know a lot about numerous health benefits of onion. Yet, all of us throw away the onion skin.

Well, we will today persuade you to never do it again.

According to Science Daily the brown skin of an onion has phenolic compounds, such as quercetin and other flavonoids which have medicinal properties.

Quercetin prevents clogging of arteries and reduces hypertension, has powerful sedative properties, and treats insomnia.

Furthermore, It has powerful antibacterial, antioxidant, anticancer, and antifungal qualities.

Onion skin also have other potent flavonoids and antioxidants which destroy the main culprits for cancer, free radicals.

Studies have shown that the skin is rich in insoluble fiber, which supports the proper peristaltic movements of the colon.

Furthermore, the insoluble fiber eliminates the accumulated toxins from the intestines, regulates the pH values, and prevents the formation of cancer cells.

The incorporation of the onion skin into the diet will lower the risk of:
Type 2 diabetes
Cardiovascular diseases
Gastrointestinal problems
Obesity
Colon cancer

The skins can be added to various stews and soups.

Also, we will provide the recipe for onion skin tea which will be a great way to enjoy all these benefits:

Initially, store the skins in a glass jar. Then, pour boiling water over several onion skins, cover and leave them to soak for 15 minutes.

Then, strain the tea, and drink a cup of it at bedtime.

Note: The use of the onion skins is not  recommended for pregnant women and nursing mothers.

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