It’s hard to avoid onions. They’re a staple in just about every savory food imaginable, so it’s a good thing we don’t want to avoid them. Onions make a solid base for any dish (eggs, salads, soups and stews all go great with onion) and they’re super healthy.
Like most plants, onions come loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals, including potassium, manganese, vitamin C, and various B vitamins. They’re also rich in antioxidants, which are handy for everything from keeping inflammation low to boosting immune health.
The Importance of Sulfur
Unlike most vegetables, yellow onions are high in sulfur, which might not get much attention in the press, but it’s a necessary nutrient. It helps our bodies make hormones that aid digestion and keep our muscles and nervous system functioning properly. It’s so important that Terry Wahls recommends eating three servings of sulfur-rich vegetables every day. Adding yellow onions to your diet can help with this because they’re even higher in sulfur than white onions.