Phytochemicals are what makes onions a world class anti-aging vegetable. The anti-aging benefits of onions are enormous, and are one of the best keep secrets in nutrition. Remember, the more pungent the onion – the more antioxidant power. The sulfur-rich phytochemicals are what gives onions their odor and their anti-aging benefits.

The beauty of onions

Studies have shown that onions are one of the richest sources of quercetin, one of the most powerful antioxidants and one of the best nutrients to keep you wrinkle free. The vitamins and the sulfur from onions protect the skin while keeping it supple and smooth.

The best comparison would be to look at two apple slices and notice that if you add some lemon juice to one it stays crisp, and the other one becomes brown and shriveled from exposure to oxygen through a process known as oxidation. This is what happens to our skin and other organs when they don’t get the needed antioxidants. While lemons do have some anti-aging benefits which are similar to onions, humans need a variety of vegetables for optimal results.

Improve the quality of your hair

Did you know that a full head of hair is a sign of youth? Onion juice is considered to be a natural remedy for stimulating hair growth when applied topically. Studies are now being done to look further into onions ability to stop hair loss.

Apparently, the sulfur-rich phytochemicals are what makes onions the premier anti-aging tool. Onions may not be the sweetest smelling vegetable, but they will preserve a youthful look. In addition, the vitamin C that onions provide also helps protects the skin keeping it supple and smooth.

Hopeful news for baby boomers

Onions are under-rated as a source for beta-carotene, potassium, cystein, fiber, calcium, and folate. In fact, the total polyphenol content of onions is higher than garlic, leaks, tomatoes, carrots and red bell pepper. Now for the delicious news.

When onions are simmered to make soup, their quercetin does not get degraded; it winds up in the soup liquid. Onions have the least pesticides of most vegetables, so if you need to use the conventional grown onions you still will be getting some healthy nutrients.

So to improve your skin tone – try some sweet and pungent flavors in your salads, stews, soups and side dishes. It’s time for us to adapt a new anti-aging strategy – one that enhances vitality and delivers nourishment to the skin and rejuvenates the hair from the inside out!

Let’s face it: topical treatments may improve appearance but will not overcome the issues that allowed the wrinkles to form. We may be able to beautify the world (one onion at a time) by making it known that eating organic vegetables is a wise choice!




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