Like garlic these are members of the sulfur-containing Allium family. They have the same anticancer compounds as garlic. Onions are a major source of a Quercetin, a super-antioxidant (look up in Supplements section). Similar to garlic, onions and shallots seem to be most helpful in cancers of the digestive tract (e.g. esophagus, stomach, and colon). These veggies need to be chewed, crushed, or chopped to activate their anticancer properties. Fresh onions and shallots are the best source of anticancer compounds. Chopping them and adding them raw to foods such as salsa, pasta, or salads are easy ways to include them in your diet. Unlike garlic, onions don’t lose their potency if lightly cooked.
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