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Onion Power!

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  • Onions are an excellent source of heart-healthy, cancer-fighting quercetin
  • Onions contain more disease-fighting polyphenols than even garlic or leeks
  • The sulfur compounds in onions are thought to have anti-clotting properties as well as help to lower triglycerides
  • Flavonoid-rich foods like onions may also inhibit the growth of H. pylori, a type of bacteria responsible for most ulcers

By Dr. Mercola

Eighty-seven percent of U.S. adults say they like onions,1 which is great news since they're one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Rich in vitamin C, sulphuric compounds, flavonoids, and other phytochemicals,2 an onion a day may help keep the doctor away.


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