I thought I would recap my links about prebiotics and osteoporosis and. The time to address osteoporosis is not when it happens but years earlier. Our sedentary lifestyle, over-medication, lack of weight bearing exercise and eating habits all can contribute to problems later in life.
So here it is for the HUMBLE ONION. I know some people cannot tolerate it but for those of us that can we should not undervalue it. There has been 2 posts that I have responded to showing that it appears to be a prebiotic to grow good gut bacteria livestrong.com/slideshow/10... and slows down bone loss ( osteopenia3.com/Food-for-bo... ).
Or this extract from The Guardian: “Onions are particularly rich sources of sulphur compounds and antioxidant flavonoids, such as quercetin, which protects us against cell damage. Some research suggests that quercetin's anti-histamine effect can help ease symptoms of asthma and allergies. Onions are also one of the richest sources of chromium, a metal which increases the action of insulin, and may therefore help control blood sugar levels.” theguardian.com/lifeandstyl...
So next time you cook, maybe you should think about how you can incorporate onions into your meals.