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The Onion: World Class Superfood

Onion Power

The only vegetable that makes you cry, happens to be an important source of quercetin, an antioxidant, that boosts the immune system.

Antioxidants scavage unhealthy particles in the blood stream, known as free radicals that damage cells membranes, and tamper with DNA.

Consuming onions on a regular basis has beneficial effects against adverse health conditions, such as cancer, asthma, allergies, heart disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Onions are high in vitamin C, provide a good source of dietary fiber, and folic acid.  They contain calcium and iron, are low in sodium, and have no fat.

Cancer Prevention

  • The quercetin and phytochemicals in onions inhibit the growth of breast, ovarian, bladder, colon, gastric, and lung cancer.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief

  • Quercetin is a potent anti-inflammatory helpful for managing rheumatoid arthritis.


  • Onions have antiviral and antibiotic properties.

Heart health

  • The quercetin found in onions raises good  cholesterol (HDL).



Yellow Onions

  • Yellow onions are white on the inside, and have a strong, pungent flavor.  The have a brown papery outer skin.

Red Onions

  • Red onions are white on the inside., and have a mild to sweet flavor.  They have a dark red papery outer skin.

White Onions

  • White onions are white on the inside, and have a milk flavor. They have a white papery skin.  Examples of white onions are Walla Walla, and Vidalia.

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Weight Loss Motivation


Americans Are Over Fed

If you’re a typical American, you don’t have a problem with starvation.  You have problem with eating too much, and overdosing on calories.

Before you know it, you don’t want to look in the mirror.  Just buy another XXL tee shirt and baggy pants, to cover up the excess fat.

Excess Fat Is A Walking Time Bomb

You know that the excess fat is making you into a walking time bomb for heart disease, diabetes, cancer, low backache, hip, knee and lumbar dysfunction.

There are hundreds of people like you who don’t want to carry around excess fat, but don’t know how to start losing unwanted pounds, or just can’t find the motivation to get started.

Hundreds Of People Have Lost Weight

When you click on this link, it will take you to a website where you can read hundreds of weight loss success stories from real people, like yourself.  All the stories are different.

Breaking Points

On this list are typical reasons people begin a weight loss program in earnest.  Read through the breaking points, to help yourself find the motivation to drop excess fat.

  • Tired all the time.  No energy to care for children.
  • At 24, my doctor told me I had liver disease, and that I’d need a liver transplant.
  • At 30 I was taking blood pressure medication, and dealing with alot of anxiety and stress.  I wanted to feel better, and was terrified of developing heart disease and diabetes.
  • At 54, I weighed 315 pounds, and sleeping 18 hours a day.
  • My business failed because of the way I looked.
  • I knew I was a high risk for diabetes.  I didn’t want it to happen to me.
  • I took full responsibility for weighing 500 pounds, and decided it was time to take it off.
  • After looking at photographs of myself, I decided to make changes in my weight.
  • I suffered from backaches, had problems walking up stairs, and reaching down to tie my shoe laces.
  • I got out-of-breath trying to reach down to put on my socks.  It was time for a change.
  • I weighed more than 475 pounds from compulsive eating at all-you-can-eat fast food restaurants, and no exercise.   I wanted to live to see my grandson grow up.
  • At 34 I weighed 433 pounds.  I took a pool exercise class with 60 year-old women, and couldn’t keep up.  I could barely move.  I was considering using a mobility chair.
  • I was obese when I got married, and was embarrassed by the photographs.
  • I was inspired by co-workers who lost weight.
  • Photographs of myself made me cringe.
  • In the Christmas party photos, I looked like I had 15 chins.
  • I was made fun of in high school because of my obesity.

Get Motivated

Read about 382 Weight Loss Storiesand get inspired.

Copyright 2013 Irene Pastore and Blue Moon Personal Training

Hopeless Cancer Cured Naturally

Alan Taylor, 78

This is an inspiring story of a man whose cancer had progressed beyond hope from traditional medical therapies.

Alan Taylor, a 78 year-old Britain was determined to stay positive, and find his own cancer cure.

He was at the end of the line.  Chemotherapy or operative surgery were no longer options.

The spunky senior searched the internet for alternative methods to cleanse his body of cancer.

He made changes in his diet, dropping meat and diary.  He says he owes his life to eating raw fruits and vegetables, and drinking barley grass juice.

Click the link to read the entire story from the September 16th issue of the Daily Mail.

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