Onions And Why You Should Be Eating Them

A Short History Of Onions

Onions And Why You Should Be Eating Them

 

 

Onions originated in Asia and have been cultivated in many countries for over 5,000 years.

The Egyptians associated them with eternity, and they were entombed alongside the Pharaohs.

The Romans believed the onion could improve vision, help sleep, heal mouth sores, dog bites, toothaches, and dysentery.

Greek athletes consumed onions before their competitions.

One of the first cookbooks that was written around 2500 years ago contained a great many onion recipes.

The three main foods consumed in Europe during the Middle Ages were beans, cabbage, and onions.

Know Your Onions

There are many different varieties of onion, red, yellow, white, and green, and each has its own unique flavor, which varies from very strong to mildly sweet.

Onions can be eaten raw, cooked, fried, dried or roasted, and they are commonly used to flavor dips, salads, soups, spreads, stir-fries and other dishes.

It might come as somewhat surprising, but onions, garlic, leeks, chives, scallions and shallots all belong to the lily family.

But Just How Healthy Are Onions?

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Cholesterol – The Good – The Bad – And What Is Healthy

A Short Recap About Good And Bad Cholesterol

Cholesterol - The Good - The Bad - And What Is Healthy

There are basically two kinds of cholesterol HDL and LDL.

HDL (high density lipoprotein) is a very beneficial cholesterol because it carries the fat through the blood and prevents it from being deposited on the arteries.

Bad cholesterol is known as LDL or low density lipoprotein, and it’s quite often brought on by poor eating habits and stress.

But age, gender, and genetics also play an important role, along with weight, diet and activity level.

Elevated LDL causes fatty deposits to accumulate on arteries and blood vessels and this restricts the movement of blood, which in turn causes high blood pressure.

High blood pressure can lead to coronary heart disease, which is often a precursor to heart attacks and/or strokes.

Cholesterol And Diet

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Salt! We Need Salt In Our Diet Every Single Day!

So How Much Salt Do We Need?

Salt! We Need Salt In Our Diet Every Single Day!

The American Heart Association recommends no more than 1.5 gr per day while the USDA recommends no more than 2.3 gr per day, and that’s a big difference.

To make things more confusing, the most recent Institute of Medicine report on sodium says there is very little to no evidence that going below 2.3 gr of sodium per day will actually benefit anyone, and may be harmful!

So Why Do Doctors Tell Us To Cut Down On Salt?

As I type, the average adult’s intake of salt is between 10-12g because of processed foods and that’s probably a lot for the kidneys to handle!

Pro-salt campaigners argue however that any healthy body will process just the right amount of salt it needs and the kidneys will dispose of any surplus.

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Fish? How Long Before The World’s Fish Stocks Become Depleted?

How Long Before Our Fish Stocks Are Depleted?

Fish? How Long Before The World's Fish Stocks Become Depleted?

Our oceans and seas are being heavily over fished and certain species of fish are already close to depletion!

Which Fish Are Already Close To Extinction?

The Census of Marine Life concluded in 2010 that 90% of the large fish are gone and the list includes,

Atlantic salmon

Tuna

Halibut

Swordfish

Atlantic cod

And we’re talking about total extinction!

On TED, celebrated ocean researcher Sylvia Earle shares astonishing images of the ocean and shocking stats about its rapid decline.

She says that,

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Rosemary Is Not Just For Cooking But For Your Health Too!

Rosemary And Why It’s So Healthy

Rosemary Is Not Just For Cooking But For Health Too!

 

I love to cook and often use Rosemary because of the taste, but I didn’t know until quite recently how good it is for our health.

Rosemary:

Is an antioxidant which helps boost the immune system and improves blood circulation radicals.

According to research Rosemary contains and ingredient called carnosic acid, that is able to fight off free radical damage in the brain.

And recent research by Kyoto University researchers in Japan say that rosemary may significantly help prevent brain aging.

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