ONTARIO: The research lead by University of Guelph has stated that onions play a vital role in preventing cancer, specifically the red ones; dark in colour, have the most fighting power against cancer.
Red onions contain several anti-cancer compounds including quercetin and anthocyanins which have also been linked with protecting against diabetes and heart disease.
People with the highest consumption of onions have a lower risk of many types of cancer.
According to research, the red onion has strong cells of fighting against cancer and many other types of diseases including ovarian, bowel and breast cancer.
Other than the red onions, people with the highest consumption of onions have a lower risk of many types of cancer. This vegetable activates pathways that encourage cancer cells to undergo cell death.
Onion has been a key ingredient in Mediterranean cooking for thousands of years, which could help explain lower rates of the disease in southern Europe.