Have been associated with reducing the risk of heart disease, lowering cholesterol, and reducing blood pressure. This is due to the sulfur-containing phytonutrients found in onions-which are also responsible for the smell and eye irritation associated with onions. Furthermore, the anti-inflammatory benefits from flavonoid phytonutrients, such as quercetin, also help maintain a healthy heart. Onions are also a great way to receive a hard-to-find mineral, chromium, which is associated with balancing blood sugar levels.

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