If you want to keep your heart healthy, a hearty serving onions could go a long way.
According to recent study at the Institute of Food Research, eating a meal rich in flavinoids (a compound found in onions) can reduce the early signs of heart disease. The team focused on the effects of the substance quercetin – a flavinoid that is abundant in onions, tea, apples and red wine.
The process that leads to atherosclerosis (the narrowing of blood vessels) has been been proven to be addressed by the intake of flavinoids. Chronic inflammation has been comprehensively been taken cared of.
In studies done in the past, it was proven that quercetin is metabolised very quickly by the bowel and liver. Quercetin is not synthesized in the human body.
Astoundingly,a lower dose equated to a better and more pronounced result. Intake of 100g to 200g was said to have a significant result as far as stopping the early stages of heart disease was concerned.
100 grams?! That’s quite a lot, right?