Onions can help to treat obesity and related conditions including hyperlipidaemia, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
Onions contain bioactive components with anti-obesity effects, and should be considered as a natural effective alternative for the treatment of obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases.
Quercetin and organosulfur compounds seems to be the compounds responsible for the anti-obesity potential of A. cepa and so the most promising molecules for a therapeutic application.
- 2 in 3 Australian adults, and 1 in 4 children and adolescents are obese.
- Onions contain a number of bioactive compounds that can help treat obesity and thereby improve health.
- As onions are such a staple ingredient in so many meals, add this phytonutrient-rich vegetable to every day family meals, and enjoy the many health benefits.
A review of studies concerning the potential anti-obesity activity of A. cepa extracts and their phytochemical constituents on obesity and related comorbidities.
Marrelli M, Amodeo V, Statti G, Conforti F. Biological Properties and Bioactive Components of Allium cepa L.: Focus on Potential Benefits in the Treatment of Obesity and Related Comorbidities. Molecules. 2018;24(1):119. Published 2018 Dec 30. doi:10.3390/molecules24010119