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#22. Raw Onions

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

I LOVE them!!
But I don't eat them too often because of the resulting bad breath.

I do add raw onions (preferably vidalia or red onions) to green salads, tuna salad, and salmon salad, as well as to a toasted tomato, lettuce and cheese sandwich.

Google research tells us a lot about onions.

"Onions are part of the allium family of vegetables and herbs, which also includes chives, garlic, scallions, and leeks. Allium vegetables have been cultivated for centuries for their characteristic, pungent flavors and for their medicinal properties."

"Onions have been used as food for thousands of years; in ancient Egypt, they were worshiped and used in burial rituals."

"Onions are a nutrient-dense food, meaning that while they are low in calories, they are high in beneficial nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants."

"One cup of chopped onion contains approximately 64 calories, 15 grams of carbohydrate, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of cholesterol, 3 grams of fiber, 7 grams of sugar, 2 grams of protein, and 10 percent or more of the daily value for vitamin C, vitamin B-6, and manganese."

"Onions also contain small amounts of calcium, iron, folate, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium, and the antioxidants quercetin and sulfur."

And what can be done about that resulting bad breath?

Here are some suggestions if you want to get rid of it in a hurry:

--Drink water
--Brush and floss
--Use a tongue scraper
--Rinse with a mouthwash
--Eat a raw apple or raw lettuce
--Chew on parsley
--Drink a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in water before or after meals
--Have a cup of green tea
--Chew sugarless gum
--Drink a glass of milk
--Drink lemon water


PS I also love garlic, but I don't ever eat it raw.

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