Onions are also a good source quercetin. In a 2006 study published in Biological Pharmacology, researchers reported that consuming quercetin orally decreased arthritis symptoms in mice. While the results of animal experiments don’t guarantee the same outcomes in humans, the study suggests that the antioxidant may be a beneficial treatment for inflammatory diseases, and more research is warranted, says Golden. In the meantime, it couldn’t hurt to add some onions to your diet.
How to Eat It: We love this recipe for Turkey Quinoa Burgers with Tomato Onion Chutney. Prefer more of a traditional burger? Add some raw or sautéed slices to pump up flavor and health benefits.Back to top