Apples and onions contain large amounts of a flavonoid called quercetin. This compound is a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to have a number of health benefits. Quercetin may not be as sexy to talk about as another powerful flavonoid, resveratrol in grape wine. Nonetheless, you can enjoy a number of important health benefits from quercetin by eating apples and onions.
A number of studies suggest that quercetin from apples and onions may boost antioxidant activity and provide the following health benefits:
- Protect the heart and blood vessels by reducing clotting risk
- Decrease blood glucose levels
- Protect pancreatic cells from oxidative damage
- Fight cancer
- Prevent cataracts
- Prevent inflammation
- Fight viral and bacterial infections
Increase your dietary intake of quercetin by eating apples and onions often.