5 Reasons to Add Onions to Your Diet

I use onions (usually yellow because Larry has an aversion to red) in just about every meal I make. They are cheap, they are a great base in any meal, add natural flavor and to boot, are sweet and spicy at the same time … AND, they are really good for you.

1. Onions are a vegetable! Sometimes it is easy to only think of veggies as green, but if you are eating onions, it counts as a vegetable serving. We need to eat more veggies.

2. Onions are a great source of vitamins C and B6, iron, folate, and potassium.

3. Onions have immune-boosting properties, so load up during this germy time of year.

4. They contain phytochemical compounds, which are currently thought to prevent cancer, diabetes and reduce inflammation.

5. Onions also are beneficial for your cardiovascular system.

Dice them, slice them, saute them, fry them, caramelize them … they may not be great for your breath, but they are good for your health.

If you hate making them, because they make you cry, check these out!

What to Make with Your Onions:

Grilled Pork & Onion Tacos

Low-Fat Onion Dip

Cornbread with Caramelized Apples & Onions

Apple, Bacon & Caramelized Red Onion Sandwiches

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Tart

Creamy White & Red Pearl Onions

Cilantro Lime Chicken with Grilled Onion

French Onion Soup

Creamy Green Onion Risotto


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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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