Not only are onions Paleo, they’re super healthy. They’re loaded with vitamin C, various B vitamins, potassium, and manganese. They also come loaded with fiber, which helps feed the good bacteria in our guts, keeping us healthy by aiding digestion and boosting our immune systems.
The Health Benefits
Like most plants, onions also come loaded with antioxidants, which are great for keeping inflammation low and protecting our cholesterol from oxidation (the oxidized cholesterol is the kind that latches onto the insides of our arteries and causes problems).
The Importance of Sulfur
Onions are also a sulfur-rich vegetable. You probably haven’t heard the media telling you to get your sulfur-rich vegetables in, but they’re very important. Sulfur is necessary for creating certain hormones in the body, as well as aiding digestion and keeping our muscles and nervous systems in working order.
Mark Sisson has even more reasons we should all be eating our sulfur-rich vegetables.