We all throw away the crisp, flaky outer scales of the onion, without knowing the amazing benefits it provides. The latest researches found that the outer skins of onions are rich in flavonoids, such as quercetin, which is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound.
Health benefits of using onion skins:
- Reduces inflammation
- Fights allergies
- Regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
- Supports muscle growth and function
- Treats depression
- Prevents cancer
Scientists explain that because of the fact that plants can’t move around, they produce what they need, to defend and heal themselves. The compound this plant produce as a reaction to stress can help you if you are under similar circumstances.
You can add onions in your soup and consume it regularly. When you are going to prepare the soup add a whole onion with the scales into the pot. You can also eat them fresh or put them in your favorite salad.
You can also use onions as beauty products. It is proven that onions soften and smooth our hair and skin.
Source: Health Herbs 365