Researchers at the Chinese University in Hong Kong found that red onion helps remove bad cholesterol from the body which is responsible for heart attacks and strokes.
It also retains the body's good cholesterol that in turn helps protect against heart disease,
For their study, the scientists fed crushed-up red onions to hamsters who had all been put on a high-cholesterol diet.
They found that after eight weeks, levels of bad cholesterol, or low density lipoprotein (LDL), had dropped by an average
of 20 percent.

Onions have long been known to have many health benefits including preventing cancer, heart disease and common coughs and colds. It has been found that some parts of the world where onion consumption is high have even been shown to have much lower cancer rates.


Onions has been used in salad formation in Asian countries since long ago. 

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