From time immemorial, onions have been used as a food remedy for a myriad of health issues. Why? Raw or cooked, onions have anti-inflammatory, anticholesterol, anticancer, and antioxidant properties which may help with many diseases such as diabetes, osteoporosis, and high blood pressure. It might surprise you to learn that onions are one of the best foods for your smile too!

Because they contain an antibacterial compound that kills many types of oral bacteria, onions can help diminish the severity of gingivitis and periodontitis (gum diseases). Eating them raw produces the maximum benefit.

On the nutritional front, onions contain numerous vitamins and minerals…and on top of all that, they are inexpensive and delicious!

Worried about onions on your breath? Fresh parsley will do the trick!