Red onion is the strongest and sweetest among all types on onion. It is full of quercetin, a flavonol in fruit, and anthocyanin, water soluble pigments which gives the color red. Consumption of onion on a daily basis has beneficial characteristics: lowers the rate of heart diseases, regulates cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
All of this is possible because of the phytonutrients. Additionally it contains sulfur, allyl propyl. Organosulfur compounds balance the blood sugar. Usually the onion has a strong smell which irritates the eyes. The stronger the smell the more phytonutrients it has.
It has chromium, rare mineral, which is responsible for regulating the blood sugar. Despite the pungent smell it is highly useful for your health, especially for the heart and the circulatory system. Reduces cholesterol and triglycerides, reinforces the membrane of the red blood cells and prevents heart attack.
Doctors recommend it for women in menopause who deal with bone loss, in another words osteoporosis, which leads to fractures.
It has anti-inflammatory properties, because the sulfur molecules trigger the white blood cells which are the guardians of the immune system.
Since it has vitamin A, C and E, it prevents oxidation of lipocytes (adipocytes) or fat cells and if there is an ongoing inflammation process it will be pacified.
The risk of several types of cancer can be reduced, even if you consume it in small amounts.