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What are the benefits of red onions?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Red onions can reduce your risk of heart disease due to their high concentration of polyphenols, antioxidants that can reduce the inflammatory effects of coronary artery disease. In fact, the total polyphenol content of onions is higher than that of tomatoes, carrots, and red bell peppers. To reap onions’ benefits, store them in a cool, dry place. Then, when peeling onions, be sure only to peel off the “papery” outer layer. The rest of the outer layers are rich in heart-healthy flavonoids that you want to be sure to incorporate into your meals.

This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com
Chris Kilham
Alternative & Complementary Medicine

There's more to onions than we give them credit for. In this video, "Medicine Hunter" and author Chris Kilham tells viewers about the little-known but enormous health benefits of eating onions.


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