Why You Shouldn’t Sleep with Onions in Your Socks, but
There is no scientific evidence proving that those foot pads sold on late night TV can remove toxins when worn overnight on the soles of your feet, nor is it true …
Why You Shouldn’t Sleep with Onions in Your
There is no scientific evidence proving that
those foot pads sold on late night TV can
remove toxins when worn overnight on the soles
of your feet, nor is it true that placing
an onion in your socks can purify your blood
– although they might help keep a romantic
interlude at bay.
There’s something miraculous onions can
do, though, and you don’t have to wear them
to get the benefits.
There have been some intriguing blog posts
saying that wearing a slice of onion in your
socks overnight can clean your blood and kill
germs, but why would you hope to absorb a
tiny bit of the miraculous power of the onion
through your feet when you can simply eat
them and get 1000 times more of their advantages.
Onions and garlic (alliums) are two of the
cheapest super foods out there, with over
500 species, but we’ll concentrate on onions
for now, just to debunk having to wear them
in your socks.
For centuries, onions have been incorporated
into food dishes as a means of reducing inflammation
and healing different ailments.
They were discovered before we even knew how
to write, or farm.
Researchers think they were first cultivated
5000 years ago in West Pakistan and Iran,
but were growing wild in parts of Asia for
an even longer period.
The slaves that built the pyramids in Egypt
were fed onions and garlic to keep them healthy.
They were incredibly cheap!
But even King Ramses – Egyptian royalty
– revered the onion.
He was entombed with onions in his eye sockets.
he Sumerians were growing onions in India,
and they spread all over the world.
They were easy to transport, slow to spoil,
and grew well in the soils of almost any climate.
They are mentioned in the bible and the Romans
were the first to add them to soup.
By the Middle Ages they were used as a form
of currency and even given as wedding gifts.
The Greeks have used them to fortify their
athletes before the Olympic Games, sometimes
having them eat pounds of onions and onion
juice as part of their training.
So, what’s all the fuss about?
Here are some of the many beneficial properties
Reduce neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s
Act as a prebiotic ,food for good bacteria
protecting, our gut health.
Reduce progression of diabetes.
They flavor food dishes minimizing the need
for added sugar or salt.
Reduces risk of cataract formation.
Onions are loaded with vitamins, minerals,
and antioxidants like quercetin and sulfur.
One cup only contains 64 calories.
Improve blood flow.
Prevent gastric ulcers.
Slow free radical damage, and aging process.
Support normal respiratory health.
Inhibit histamine release ,that causes runny
nose, watery eyes.
Protect heart health.
Balances blood sugar due to chromium.
Suppresses an enzyme necessary for the release
of the stress hormone, cortisol
Anti-cancerous, for at least five types.
Get the Most from Your Onions Without Putting
Them in Your Socks.
To get the most from your onions, be sure
not to over-peel them.
Some of the dense nutrients of flavonoids
are within the first few layers.
For example, a red onion can lose about 20
percent of its quercetin and almost 75 percent
of its anthocyanins if it is over-peeled.
Try to eat at least one raw onion per day.
You can add them to soups, cut them up into
salads, or add them to vegetable and other
Raw (organic) onions are best, but cooked
onions retain quite a bit of their nutrients.
If you want to go hard-core you can juice
onions (which also happens to help your hair
grow and make your skin look magnificent).
Simply put your onions in a juicer, a blender,
or a food processor and drink the juice as
it is, or add it to green juices.
If you can’t tolerate the taste, you can
mix the juice with a little honey to make
it more palatable.
And there you have it – onion super food
hacking – without the questionable bedtime