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Spring Onions (Scallions/Green Onions) Boost Immunity


Some benefits of spring onions.....

Boosts Immune System as onions like green onions are a rich source of phytochemicals, especially flavonoid compounds such as quercetin and anthocyanins. It's been found that flavonoids may also help prevent cancer by inhibiting xanthine oxidase, an enzyme that produces free radicals that can damage DNA and cellular tissue.


Bone Health - a single 12-gram green onion stalk contains nearly 20 micrograms of vitamin K and 1.6 milligrams of vitamin C. Both vitamins K and C are crucial for the growth, development and maintenance of strong bones. If your diet lacks these vitamins, you may be more likely to develop osteoporosis or to suffer from bone fractures.


Eye Health - a green onion stalk contains 24 micrograms of vitamin A in the form of provitamin A carotenoid compounds that the body converts to retinol, the active form of the vitamin. The body needs vitamin A to produce rhodopsin, the protein in the eyes that allows retinal receptors to absorb light. People whose diets don't include enough vitamin A can develop night blindness and other vision disorders, including corneal ulcers.


Heart Health - the vitamin C and vitamin A found in foods like green onions both have strong antioxidant properties. The vitamins can help prevent DNA and cellular tissue damage by inhibiting the activity of free radical compounds. A diet rich in foods with a high antioxidant concentration, primarily fruits and vegetables, is linked to decreased risk of heart disease.


Have a bowl of spring onions over rice sprinkle with some seaweed and sesame seeds, salt and olive oil.

Scallions or green onions have hollow green leaves just as regular onions, but are used before the bulb develops. They are used as a vegetable and eaten either raw or cooked.

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