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Benefits of Eating Raw Onions with Your Meals

Chintu Das
Chintu Das
Raw Onions

In Indian cuisine, onions are a staple. Curries, sandwiches, soups, pickles, and almost every dish contains onions. With a touch of lemon, raw onion is commonly served as a salad with meals in India. During the summer, eating raw onion is recommended since it keeps you cool while also providing a variety of health benefits.

One of the simplest ways to make your dishes appetizing and healthful is to include raw onion. Let's learn more about the health benefits of raw onions.

Why raw onion is good for healthy

Below are the health benefits of eating raw onion that you should be aware of:

  • Onions are high in quercetin, a natural pigment that can be found in a variety of foods. Onions contain quercetin, which can help enhance immunity.

  • Quercetin has been shown to help with inflammation, allergy symptoms, blood pressure control, and a variety of other health issues.

  • Boost your immunity with this simple age-old habit of eating raw onion with meals.

Additional benefits of onion consumption

  • Onions include vitamin C, B vitamins, and potassium in addition to quercetin.

  • Onions are good for people who are seeking to lower their blood pressure since they contain potassium.

  • Onions are a heart-healthy root vegetable due to their high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities.

  • Onions have antibacterial qualities as well.

  • Onions, according to research, may help manage blood sugar, which is beneficial for people with diabetes and pre-diabetes.

  • This root vegetable is also high in fiber and prebiotics, which can help maintain your gut in good shape.


If you have severe acid reflux or GERD, onions may not be suitable for you, in which case you should cook them.

Disclaimer: This information, particularly advice, is intended to provide only general information. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. For more information, always visit a professional or your personal doctor.

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