Onion and Garlic eaters reduce 67% risk of Breast Cancer, new research reveals
According to a new research, eating onions and garlic reduces the risk of breast cancer. Onions and garlic are part of the catering of most Indians. A lot of antioxidants are found in both onion and garlic, which increase the body’s immunity and protect against many diseases. In many earlier researches, it has been discovered that the consumption of garlic and onion protects against diabetes, heart diseases and cancer. According to recent research conducted at the University of Buffalo, New York, garlic and onions protect you from breast cancer risk. This research has been done by Dr. Gauri Desai and his team from the Department of Epidemiology at this university. This research has been published in the journal ‘Nutrition and Cancer’.
Breast cancer risk decreases by 67%
For this research, Dr. Desai and his team selected 314 women from the age of 30 years to 79 years from records from hospitals and clinics. These women were victims of cancer between 2008 and 2014. In addition, the research team included 346 other participants of the same age who did not have cancer. All these doctors asked questions about their dietary pattern and also collected information about how much onion and garlic they eat daily. According to the researchers, the risk of breast cancer was reduced by 67% among those using regular garlic onion.
Garlic-Onion contains many nutritional-protecting nutrients
In another research, researchers have found out what are the ingredients in garlic onion that protect the body from breast cancer and other types of cancer. According to physicians, garlic contains two ingredients named S-allylcysteine and diallyl disulfide, which reduce the risk of cancer in humans. Similarly, onion contains alkenyl cysteine sulfoxides, which is considered to be an anticancer.
Consumption of Garlic and Onion in Ayurveda
In Ayurveda too, consumption of garlic onion is considered very beneficial. According to Ayurveda, consumption of garlic and onion clears the blood, as they act like natural blood purifiers. However, high intake of Ayurveda is considered prohibited as onion is known as tamasic and garlic is considered as rajasic. But medical science does not believe so. According to medical science, garlic and onion are full of antioxidants, so they can be consumed in plenty. Raw onion and garlic are more beneficial than ripe. Therefore, you should also take them raw in the form of salad, chutney etc.