It may not be as hot as kale or as sexy as spinach, but the marvelous onion has certainly got it going on in the healthy weight loss department.  Onions are part of the allium family, and besides being crazy tasty are loaded with the antioxidant quercetin.  In preliminary studies, quercetin has been shown to increase the body’s calorie burning abilities and simultaneously reduce inflammation.  Obviously burning more calories is awesome but the reduction of inflammation is also important as physical inflammation is one of the symptoms of weight gain.


Now I know you are thinking, “But what about onion breathe?”  Ok, my lady, you’ve got two options here.  One, is to simply not care (which is my favorite personal option), OR, when eating onions make sure they are well cooked.  Heat minimizes any detrimental onion after effects so simply grill or saute them and you will be good to go.

Want to know the radtastic type of onion I cannot live without?  Watch and enjoy!

In the comments below tell me your favorite way of preparing onions and the benefits you’ve seen when including them into your cooking.

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