This Is What Happens When You Eat Onions Every Day

There is ample documentation that consistent consumption of vegetables is highly beneficial to the body. A Medical News Today report cites that eating your greens can provide the body with a slew of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. The publication asserts that people should eat more things like spinach, peas, and fermented foods like sauerkraut, cauliflower, and carrots. Folks who eat a sufficient amount of vegetables throughout the day (the publication says about five servings) are also said to run a lower risk of developing diseases and getting sick. 

While all vegetables have their respective and specific advantages, produce like onions have both positives and negatives if one begins to eat them every day. Healthline reports that there are many benefits to eating onions, some of which are wonderful for the body, but Live Science asserts that there are some downsides to eating onions especially if you have some pre-existing conditions.

Onions were once used as an ancient remedy for things like headaches and heart disease

A post published on Mary's Nest cites that the ancient Greeks and Romans were known to use onions for their medicinal properties. The publication cites that Romans believed that eating onions would impart strength upon those who consumed them on a regular basis and oftentimes fed it to gladiators. And it's no wonder that they believed this as onions are jam-packed with nutrients like vitamin C, fiber, B vitamins like folate and pyridoxine, and potassium, per Healthline. Onions also promote endless benefits to one's overall heart health and help to reduce inflammation, cholesterol levels, and triglycerides. 

Onions also have antibacterial properties that can assist in combatting things like E. coli, S. aureus, and Bacillus cereus. Healthline adds that due to their high fiber and prebiotic count, onions are great for the digestive tract as well. However, there are some downsides to eating onions, according to Live Science. If you suffer from gastrointestinal issues like chronic heartburn or reflux eating raw onions may worsen those symptoms. The publication also notes that consuming large amounts of green onions can negatively impact blood-thinning medication.