This is what happens in your body right after eating onion

Everybody knows that a salad is hardly anything if you remove the onion. Like a good plate of lentils, fabada or any sauce. Although it will obviously have its very respectable detractors (the most controversial point will always be that of the potato omelette plate), onion is one of the ingredients that is at the heart and soul of our Mediterranean gastronomy; We ingest it almost without realizing it in a multitude of delicious recipes, which can be healthy or not so healthy, depending on the production process and the rest of the ingredients.

But, what are the effects that this sour delicacy produces on your body? makes our eyes start to shed uncontrolled tears every time we cut them with the knife and put them in the pan? The magazine 'Eat This Not That' has compiled a series of effects that the onion produces in our body so that either out of curiosity or knowledge, we understand what happens once we put it in our mouth.

You may suffer heartburn

If you're prone to heartburn or reflux episodes, onion may not be on your list of the best foods to eat. Onions, after all, are quite acidic, which helps to relax the lower esophageal sphincter, which prevents gastric flows from ascending the walls of the esophagus. Therefore, if you have frequent problems associated with burning, it is best to avoid onion or, at least, do not consume it in large quantities.

You will have more gas

Onions are rich in fructose, a type of glucose found naturally in many fruits and vegetables. When intestinal bacteria break down this substance, gases are produced, which is why you feel the urge to expel flatulence, both from above and below. But sometimes, and this is the most uncomfortable, you cannot let go of them, so it will be much worse, especially if they appear at night, since you'll run the risk of waking up from cramps. The best way to avoid this is not to consume foods rich in fructose at night, and above all, not to add too much onion.

Improves intestinal function …

That they fill the intestine with gases does not mean that they are not positive for the bacteria that inhabit it. Onions are very rich in prebiotics, a type of fiber found mostly in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, which your body cannot digest. Therefore, they move throughout the digestive tract to serve as a breeding ground for the microbiota, feeding intestinal bacteria. A study showed that probiotics also improve the function of the immune system, so eating onion will come in handy to keep you protected from possible infections, so feared at this time.

And heart health

Onions are rich in antioxidants, but it is specifically the red ones that have anthocyanins, a substance that reduces the risk of future heart disease. Thus, in an investigation carried out in 2013, women who consumed a greater amount of foods rich in anthocyanins had 32% less likely to have a heart attack than those who barely ate this type of food.