By Roslyn Foo
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Did you know that we use spring onions in our salad dishes? This popular vegetable is known to be low in calorie, & is even used in Chinese traditional medicines!
Spring onions are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B2 and thiamine. Apart from that, they also contain Vitamin A and Vitamin K. They make good sources of elements like copper, phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, chromium, manganese and fibre. Add them in your daily diet – they can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease – and reduce cholesterol levels in the body. In fact, the sulfur compounds found in them also help reduce and control blood pressure levels. For people with diabetes, these amazing vegetable controls their blood sugar levels and improves glucose tolerance.
Did you know that spring onions also hold anti-bacterial properties that help you fight against cold and flu as well as give you relief from digestive discomforts? So if you feel like you’re about to catch a cold, eat them, because the Vitamin C in them can also boost your immunity!