A light little introductory video that shows you how to use onions… and then an article below the video.
According to a study published in the journal OncoTargets and Therapy, onions contain flavonoids that can stop the growth of colorectal cancer cells. Flavonoids are naturally occurring plant pigments that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities inside the human body. The study also revealed that the flavonoids in onion extracts are just as effective as the chemotherapy drug capecitabine.
The anti-cancer effect of onions in animal and human studies
Known for their pungency and strong flavor, onions are widely used in different cuisines. But historical records show that they also have a long history of use in traditional medicine.
In many countries, onions are considered a natural remedy for different kinds of ailments, such as bronchitis, colds, colic, high blood pressure, fevers, sores and impotence. Their widespread use as a folk medicine has attracted the attention of scientists, who have since looked at their potential application in modern medicine.
Today, scientific evidence supports the use of onions as an anti-fungal, an antibacterial, a blood sugar regulator and an anti-cancer agent. In fact, as early as 2006, researchers from the University of Milan have established the protective role of onions and other Allium vegetables against several types of cancer…