Category Archives: Onions

The Allium Vegetable Group

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Shallots and Garlic As A Treatment for Mood Disorders

Anxiety and depression are debilitating mental disorders that affect a great number of individuals. Because of the widespread prevalence of mood disorders many choose to use herbal treatments or foods to help treat their disorder. This strategy makes sense because … Continue reading

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Onion (Allium cepa): Anxiolytic Food?

Onion (Allium cepa) is rich in phytochemicals, particularly the flavonoid quercetin. Quercetin has been shown to interact with the GABAA receptor, and this may explain the anxiolytic effects of quercetin demonstrated in studies, as the GABAA receptors is known to … Continue reading

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Is Onion (Allium cepa) and Effective Antidepressant?

Plants high in antioxidants tend to be effective at treating mood disorders. One reason for this is that plants with high levels of antioxidants tend to contain flavonoids, and flavonoids have been shown to favourably alter brain chemistry. The beneficial … Continue reading

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Allium Vegetables Treat Anxietry and Depression

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Garlic, Onions and Shallots for Mental Health?

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How Bioavailable Is Quercetin in Foods?

Flavonoids are a large group of phenolic compounds produced in plants as secondary metabolites. Quercetin is a flavonoid found in number of edible plants and evidence suggests that quercetin is bioavailable in humans and animals. When absorbed quercetin may act … Continue reading

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Quercetin Absorption Varies Between Foods

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Onions For Arthritis?

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Should We Eat Raw Vegetables?

A high intake of vegetables is associated with improve health outcomes. The exact reason for this is not known, but may relate to the presence of biologically active phytochemicals in plant tissues. Many of these chemicals are secondary metabolites of … Continue reading

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