Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy Food > Vegetables Updated 01 March 2013 Onions Onions help to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » Onions help to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. They also have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects. They relieve congestion in the airways. Raw onions have the most health benefits, but cooked onions are also beneficial. Onion powder or other dried onion products are not as beneficial as raw or cooked onion.Onions have health benefits and they are not high in calories, so can be eaten freely. Calories 36 Fibre 1,4g B Vitamins wide range Niacin 0,7 mg Potassium 160mg Per 100g raw More in Diet and nutrition Are you eating enough 'powerhouse' vegetables? More: Healthy FoodVegetables advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.