Preventing Diabetes With Onion Skin

Preventing Diabetes With Onion Skin
Jakarta, onion skin is often discarded as waste. Should start collecting these onion skin. Because the onion skin is in fact contain many properties. Very good as an antidote to cancer and other serious illnesses.

Red onion is one of the herbs required in almost every cuisine. However, many people peel the onion skin and discard it. In fact, according to a recent study, red onion skins proved to have a compound that could ward off cancer and diabetes.

Onions contain sulfur compounds such as allyl Propyl Disulphida (APDS) and flavonoids such as quercetin which is believed to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Onions also have elements of anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-allergenic and anti-inflammatory.

Not only the fruit, the outer skin of a dried onion and darker colored than the fruit also contain fiber and flavonoids that are no less high. As stated by a study of the Journal Plant Foods for Human Nutrition.

"Waste of red onion is a source of valuable natural substances. Therefore, these vegetables are rich in nutrients that are beneficial to human health," said Vanesa Benitez, a researcher at the Department of Agricultural Chemistry University of Madrid, Spain.

Benitez is a research group in collaboration with scientists from Cranfield University UK, conducting laboratory experiments on the benefits of onion skin. They identified the substance of every part of the onion.

From the results of these studies found that, of the dry skin of onion containing high dietary fiber and also contain phenolic compounds, such as quercetin and flavonoids, as well as other metabolites, which are as a drug. Two outer layers of onions also contain fiber and flavonoids are also good for the body.

"Eat lots of fiber can have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal complaints, colon cancer, type-2 diabetes and obesity, than those who ate little fiber foods" adds the researcher, as quoted by the Times of India.

In addition, phenolic compounds in garlic are also effective to help prevent coronary disease and anti-carcinogenic. The high level of phenolic compounds in onion skin layers of herbs showed this one has a high antioxidant content.
Preventing Diabetes With Onion Skin

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