Onions decrease the risk inherent in developing diabetes & help to fight off the bacteria that are responsible for causing many infections in the human body. They are a good source of fiber, vitamin C and chromium. Chromium is a mineral that helps cells respond to insulin, ultimately assisting with blood glucose control. How about some scrambled egg whites and chopped onions? or make an onion and cucumber salad for Thanksgiving...
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Yes, excess levels of insulin can trigger cancer. Why? Insulin is a hormone that encourages cellular growth, & the cancer cells have 6 to10 times the number of insulin receptors on the surface of their cell membranes as normal cells. Vitamin D may also cut cancer risk.
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.
Sugar feeds every cell in the body, including cancer cells.
Sugar feeds every cell in the body, including cancer cells. Simple sugars enter the bloodstream quickly & cause a rise in insulin & other growth promoting hormones. High levels of these hormones may increase the growth of cancer cells. Complex carbohydrates do not affect insulin the same as simple sugars. Complex carbohydrates include foods like fruit, vegetables, beans, & whole grains. Substitute complex carbohydrates for simple sugars & reduce risk of cancer, diabetes & more.
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