Onions Help Lower Blood Sugar
Onions show to have a good effect in helping to manage diabetes:
"The incidence of diabetes has risen dramatically over the past thirty years. According to the CDC, the incidence of diabetes has risen from 3.3 to 8.2 per 1000 population from 1980 to 2008 in the United States. That represents and increase of over 148%. Part of this increase has been linked to the rising obesity epidemic in what has recently been coined the diabesity epidemic."
Diabetes itself is generally classified as one of three different types. Type 1 diabetes refers to an autoimmune disease in which there is a defect in insulin secretion from the pancreas. It accounts for 5-10% of the cases of diabetes and occurs most often in children and young adults. In contrast, type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by a defect in insulin secretion and/or insulin resistance. The third type is referred to as gestational diabetes which occurs in pregnant women."
Onions have long been known to have several putative health benefits. Onions are rich in flavinoids such as quercetin as well as sulfur compounds. The health benefits of onions have been linked to everything from the common cold due to diabetes and osteoporosis."