Thursday, January 20, 2011

ONIONs, only shed a single tear

Onions (Allium cepa)

There are many different varieties of onion, red, yellow, white, and green, each with their own unique flavor, from very strong to mildly sweet. Onions can be eaten raw, cooked, fried, dried or roasted. They are commonly used to flavor dips, salads, soups, spreads, stir-fry and other dishes. The onion is now the second most important horticultural crop after tomatoes.

thiosulfinates, sulfides, sulfoxides, and other odoriferous sulfur compounds.
which means YES....GAS

Word to the Wise/Your Mom

limit your intake please
if you consume too high of a serving
or do not each cruciferous veggies on the regs
your gastrointestinal tract will not be pleased with you
...neither will your friends.


Sulfides: provide some protection against tumor growth & lower blood pressure

Polyphenols & Flavonoids: prevent reactive atoms that contribute to tissue damage in the body. For example, when low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is oxidized, it can become glued to arteries and cause coronary heart disease.

Antimicrobials: destroy infection causing viruses and bacteria

Quercetin: antioxidant flavonoid that scavenge damaging particles in the body known as free radicals, which damage cell membranes, tamper with DNA, and even cause cell death. Antioxidants can neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause. They also help keep LDL ("bad") cholesterol from being damaged, which scientists think may contribute to heart disease. In test tubes, quercetin has strong antioxidant properties, but researchers aren't sure whether taking quercetin (and many other antioxidants) has the same effects inside the body.

recently my dad told me about a study
in this study the were testing an onion
an onion that had been cut in half
and left to oxidize
(which is how it turns brown/black)

it went a little something like this...

In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu. Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it and many died.

The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and placed it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the virus, therefore, keeping the family healthy.

A hairdresser in AZ. She said that several years ago many of her employees were coming down with the flu and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work.. (And no, she is not in the onion business.)

The moral of the story is, buy some onions and place them in bowls around your home. Try it and see what happens.

if it does work GREAT

if it doesnt you are sick and you stink

Double Whammy

buy some onions and slice those suckers up
place them in bowls around the house
see if it works
if it does GREAT...HIGH FIVE
if it doesnt, you are sick and your house stinks

i prefer just to eat'em in moderation
along with in taking lots of vitamin C & zinc
this usually keeps the flu away
along with high WATER LEVELS

but with the looks of the weather in so cal these days
flu season better be OVA
i am ready to hit the beach
diet is clean, workin out like a BOSS
(this video is a bit over the top...but then again it's seth rogan)
((dont be alarmed))
this girl is REHEHEHEDIE

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