In almost all Indian households we see onions being cut and used as an essential ingredient to prepare food. Most likely it is the inner bulb of the onion that is used and the skin is discarded. That peel, considered insignificant, can be used in so many ways. In today’s time people are aware of and adopt the concept of zero waste cooking. In light of this concept, let’s take a look at the benefits of onion peels.
Those who are used to drinking tea can have this drink prepared with onion peels. Tea made with onion skins is low in calories. Tea made with onion skins is more beneficial compared to high-calorie carbonated drinks.
Onion peels are a rich source of many nutrients. They contain vitamin A, which is very good for eyesight. They also contain vitamins C and E that can be used in the treatment of the skin.
Do you suffer from a skin rash or itching? Onion peel tea is what you need most as it has anti-fungal properties. This drink can be a perfect remedy for skin problems, but we must make sure not to skip the medicine prescribed by the doctor.
If you suffer from high cholesterol, onion peels can be good medicine for you. Onion peels are a rich source of flavonoids. Flavonoids are polyphenolic compounds and can improve cholesterol levels according to some studies.
According to one study, flavonoids can improve bad cholesterol, or low-density lipoprotein, in people who are obese. Obese people are at high risk of cardiovascular disease. The flavonoid that plays a predominant role in lowering these bad cholesterol levels is called quercetin. This flavonoid does not affect good cholesterol levels.
Onion peels also contain antioxidant properties that help eliminate cold, cough and flu symptoms. It thus eliminates the danger of seasonal infections.
(Disclaimer: The health tips shared in this article are based on common practices and common knowledge. Readers are advised to consult a physician before following them at home.)
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