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Onion skin Prevent Diabetes

Posted By admin Saturday, October 29, 2011

Do not discard the onion skin. Some scientists have revealed that the skin of onions contain compounds that are beneficial to support the health of the body.

Based on the study, the skin and outer layers of the onion is very rich in fiber and flavonoids. While cob and fruktan contain sulfur, as quoted by the Times of India.

"Waste onion can be a rich natural source of positive compounds to human health," said Vanesa Benitez, one scientist from the Chemistry Department of Agriculture Autonomous University, Madrid, Spain, who conducted the study.

Together with his team, Benitez worked together with scientists from the University of Cranfield, UK, to conduct laboratory experiments to identify positive compounds present in onion.

Beside rich in fiber and flavonoids, onion skins also contain a high compound antioksisan and fenolic. "Eating fiber reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal complaints, colon cancer, type-2 diabetes and obesity," he said.

"While the content of felonik help prevent coronary disease and have anti-carcinogenic properties," said Benitez who presented his study in the journal Plant Foods for Human Nutrition.

If the waste efficacious against diabetes, fruit plants that have this characteristic flavor can help reduce levels of bad cholesterol in the blood. Shallots role maintaining good cholesterol in the blood that helps protect the body against heart disease.

The finding was based on research conducted by Hong Kong scientists experiment on a number of hamsters who eat foods high in cholesterol. Onion intake for eight months, 20 percent lower bad cholesterol (LDL).

"Although much research on onions, little is known about how garlic interacts with the consumption of human genes and proteins involved in cholesterol metabolism," said Zhen Yu Chen, a researcher from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, as quoted by the Daily Mail.

Shallots are known to have many benefits for health. Not only reduces the risk of heart disease also showed some red onion could prevent cancer, treat a cough and fever.

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