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Foodgasm: Red Onions! | Koyabell Fitness

An icon should be here...With being so busy lately I haven’t had time to organize a proper shopping trip that hits up multiple locations such as butcher and grocer. I’ve been delaying and delaying buying any food at all, because of the cost and selection differences. With today being Sunday I absolutely had to buy food to get through the most of the week. I won’t even bother telling you what it cost me for what I got. It’s depressing. But that’s another topic all together.

Tonight I made BBQ chicken salad with a recipe that appeared in my endless social media feed.
Whoa. This was a good salad. I say “was” because I barely have a serving left for tomorrow’s lunch.
You see:
BBQ Chicken Salad
The only changes I made to the recipe were:

1. Adding spinach and 1 more tomato

2. Using aged white cheddar instead of monterey jack for cheese.

3. Using whole cans of whatever, instead for 3/4 cans. Extra work for measuring like that seems silly. Time is the most precious resource of all.



Since my fare has been very basic as of late, and I had not eaten a variety of fresh veggies for a while, I found the red onion really stood out to me.
This led me to learn about onions this evening. I found a whole bunch of stuff, and learned that onions are super foods.
Apparently, onions are great becacuse… :

  • Protects the heart and blood vessels.
  • Daily consumption of 1/2 an onion or more improves bone density.
  • Provides sulfur – a major building block of connective tissue.
  • Reduces inflammation via antioxidants and sulfur.
  • Daily consumption of 1/2 an onion or more reduces the risk of several cancers.
  • In animal studies, aids in healthy blood sugar levels.
  • High levels of quercetin add an antibacterial property to onions. When eaten raw, onions attack the bacteria that forms cavities and gum disease.
  • Many intestinal health benefits.
  • Presence of chromium assists with insulin resistance issues.
  • Keeps the scurvy at bay with high levels of vitamin C.
  • Quercetin also reduces the symptoms of bladder infections, and promotes prostate health.
  • Again, quercetin is great because it reduces sneezing, crying, and itching from allergic reactions, by stopping your body from producing histamines.

With all that onion eating, avoid “onion breath” by eating a sprig of parsley, or rinsing the mouth with equal parts lemon juice and water, or chewing a citrus peel.

Here’s a list of sites that provided me with great onion information:
World’s Healthiest Foods; Heal with Food; Pub Med; University of Maryland; Live Science

Personal fitness update:

Doing alright. Building up strength again. Having trouble with time management re: attending Koyabell 3 times a week. Life too busy! Having home equipment and some workouts like New You Anywhere are very helpful right now. That is all.

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