By the end of winter the stores of vitamins run out, and to harvest fresh, seasonal vegetables is still far.
But to improve heart function, increase brain activity, strengthen the immune system and even resist cancer, do not need expensive vegetables.
All these properties are available to us onion and garlic. For example, one medium onion a day (chop up in a salad, add to sandwiches etc.) will help to reduce the cholesterol level in the blood, which reduces the risk of blood clots in vessels.
About benefits of onions for the cardiovascular system once again said the Australian and Japanese scientists. In onions also contain active sulfur compounds that cleanse the brain and help slow down aging. Regular consumption of onions helps to restore memory and increase susceptibility to positive emotions. Elderly people to improve memory doctors suggest there is a bow in the form of a slurry with honey under 1:1.
To increase the elasticity of blood vessels and reduce the risk of blood clots garlic also helps. And because it contained allasino, the substance that can block viruses that enter the body, garlic is a powerful natural antiviral and cough remedy. A day eating just one clove of garlic can not only clean the blood vessels, and regulate blood pressure, which is important for people with hypertension.
However, onions and garlic have contraindications: people with diseases of the digestive organs, especially in acute period of gastritis or peptic ulcer onions and garlic is impossible. If you are confused by the strong smell of garlic and onions, you can throw a piece of chalk cut vegetables in a hot dish and to limit of 1-3 minutes, the unpleasant smell will disappear, and healing properties remain.