Jan 24, 2014

Choose Red Onions

RedOnionsAlmost every dinner I cook starts out with onions and garlic. But the taste isn’t the only reason to eat them. There are lots of health benefits from both onions and garlic but when buying onions, there are more reasons to choose red ones.

Cancer protection: Red onions have 30% more cancer fighting compounds than white.

Brain boost: Red onions provide quercetin, a flavonoid that helps keep your memory sharp and fights free radicals.

Inflammation: Red onions have twice the antioxidants of white onions to help reduce inflammation.

NOTE: Most of the flavonoids are concentrated in the outer layers of the onion so peel as little off the outer skin as possible to get the most benefits.

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