Since I can't use salt, I carmellize onions to get a sweet flavor to my dinners. Just get a little fluid in the pan, I use juice from canned mushrooms. Then turn it up to 8 on the cooker, get it sizzling, and put the diced onions in, and let it go. When the onions start to brown, turn down the heat, and add any meat or other veggies, and when you eat, you will taste a sugary flavor. That's the natural sugar in the onions being released!
I tried Mrs. Dash, and many othe salt substitutes. they suck. This adds flavor, while still being healthy.
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The calories in onions are very low at about 40 calories for a medium onion, they are included in all types of weight loss diets & onions have the effect of lowering glucose levels in the body, by increasing the amount of free insulin. Trace minerals such as chromium increase the tolerance to glucose, & lower insulin levels. Grilled cheese & sauteed Onions are delicious. Try Onion Soup, cucmber and onion salad, a low calorie dip with tomatoes & jalapenos, in cottage cheese w/ parsley.
The more red onion you eat, the lower your blood-sugar glucose levels will be. They are beneficial to gastrointestinal health. Red onions also reduce inflammation in the blood vessels. Onions have sulfur compounds, & the minerals calcium, magnesium. Onions can inhibit the development of cancerous cells, &have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that can relieve a stomach ache. Try a red onion brocolli salad, a sandwich, in soups, mixed with other steamed veggies. Love Them!
Eaten raw help control blood pressure. The water content in onion is almost 80%. Onions have the ability to reduce blood sugar levels. Onion juice is good in diabetes as it decreases the blood sugar levels and more effective with garlic!
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