• Maria Pfund, Nutritional Consultant

Onions’ Benefits

Would you like a nature’s gift of a food that has zero fat and cholesterol, and only 64 calories, 3 grams of fiber, 7 grams of sugar, 2 grams of protein & 15 grams of carbohydrates?

This gift is present in onions. Some of the nutrients onion possess include 10% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C and B6. Additionally, they contain calcium, iron, magnesium, folic acid, phosphorus, potassium and manganese.

Among all the nutrients mentioned, folic acid is excellent in fighting against depression because it prevents the body to produce excess homocysteine, and instead provides the secretion of the “happiness” hormones (serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine). When one consumes onions mood, sleep and appetite may be regulated.

Take-Home Message: Onions help to stay happy and healthy by providing important nutrients such as folic acid that regulate mood, sleep and appetite.


Health Freedom Alliance. (2015, October 11). Eat onion and you will regulate your mood, sleep appetite. Retrieved from http://www.healthfreedoms.org/eat-onion-and-you-will-regulate-your-mood-sleep-appetite/

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