How many vegetarians eat a lot of onions? I’m not sure either. But I do know that the health benefits of onions are more numerous and powerful than you may think.
In fact, onions aren’t just thought of as a food. Their medicinal benefits are so powerful that some ancient medical protocols have onions classified as a medicine.
Most notably, onions are incredible cleansers of the body. They have an incredible ability to kill off organisms of all types that are no good for us, making them a very effective blood cleanser. Of course this is within reason and an effect which is most noticeable when part of a diet that is generally healthy and well varied.
Their fungicidal, anti-septic, and anti-viral properties wreak havoc to fungus, bacteria, and viruses that leach off of our life force. These organisms have way of hiding in many different places in our bodies, and in varying amounts depending on our habits.
Onions are also effective at killing and expelling parasites from the intestinal tract.
By promoting the flow of fluids in the body, onions also do a great job of stimulating the kidneys. Anyone who has ever had kidney stones can attest to how important it is to keep the kidneys functioning and flushing on schedule. Onions also do a great job of stimulating perspiration. A very important function for detoxification.
The ability of onions to move water through the body should come as no surprise to anyone who has cut them, given the flow of tears that inevitably follows.
You would think that inducing an emotional melt down was enough for one food, but we’re only about half way through!
Onions are also shown to help lower cholesterol and lower blood sugar levels. That’s two major problems for the modern American that onions can help offset.
Of course the results will be limited if the only onion consumption one has is on top of a thick cheese burger with fries, or next to a plate of deep fried soy.
But as part of a healthy diet, onions can help take a person a long way toward getting those two major blood markers under control.
Onions also break up fluid congestion and act as an expectorant. Again, remember our instance of what happens when we cut onions. Not only do we get misty eyed, but the nasal faucet can get turned on too.
In addition to all of this, onions carry a tremendous anti-inflammatory effect and can even pack an extra aphrodisiac punch.
All things considered, I would say it pays to keep onions as a part of a strong vegetarian diet. And while you may not want to take a bite out of one like you would an apple, there are lots of ways to prepare them in way that won’t require you to rush for a package of Altoids after you’re done eating.
Mixed into a salad raw, sauteed, or blended in as part of a hummus dip are just a few ways you can get more onions into your diet. And of course, you can be sure that they are used generously at Chakra 4.
These pictures show onions as part of our famous Cowgirl Wrap. Click for a scrumptous close up.
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