Tuesday, 6 March 2012

ONIONS

This is an interesting article I thought I would like to share with you,

It is not mine how much of it is true ......?

But, perhaps it is worth knowing and trying and we can decide whether it is factual later!!

ONIONS! - Never heard about this before!!! PLEASE READ TO THE END: IMPORTANT

In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor thatVisited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu . .Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it and many died .The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was veryHealthy . When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different

The wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the Rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then) . The doctor couldn'tBelieve it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it underThe microscope . She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the fluVirus in the onion . It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keepingThe family healthy.

Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser . She said that severalYears ago, many of her employees were coming down with the flu, and so wereMany of her customers . The next year she placed several bowls with onionsAround in her shop . To her surprise, none of her staff got sick . It must Work . Try it and see what happens . We did it last year and we never got the flu .Now there is a P . S .

To this for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who Regularly contributes material to me on health issues . She replied with thisMost interesting experience about onions:Thanks for the reminder . I don't know about the farmer's story . . . But, I doKnow that I contacted pneumonia, and, needless to say, I was very ill . . . I cameAcross an article that said to cut both ends off an onion put it into anEmpty jar, and place the jar next to the sick patient at night . It said the Onion would be black in the morning from the germs . . . Sure enough it happenedJust like that . . . The onion was a mess and I began to feel better .A nother thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed aroundThe room saved many from the black plague years ago . They have powerful Antibacterial, antiseptic properties .This is the other note .Lots of times when we have stomach problems we don't know what to blame .Maybe it's the onions that are to blame . Onions absorb bacteria is the Reason they are so good at preventing us from getting colds and flu and is The very reason we shouldn't eat an onion that has been sitting for a timeAfter it has been cut open . LEFT OVER ONIONS ARE POISONOUSI had the wonderful privilege of touring Mullins Food Products, Makers ofMayonnaise . Questions about food poisoning came up, and I wanted to shareWhat I learned from a chemist .Ed, who was our tour guide, is a food chemistry whiz . During the tour, someone Asked if we really needed to worry about mayonnaise . People are always Worried that mayonnaise will spoil . Ed's answer will surprise you . Ed saidThat all commercially-made Mayo is completely safe ."It doesn't even have to be refrigerated . No harm in refrigerating it, butit's not really necessary . " He explained that the pH in mayonnaise is set at A point that bacteria could not survive in that environment . He then talkedAbout the summer picnic, with the bowl of potato salad sitting on The table, and how everyone blames the mayonnaise when someone gets sick .Ed says that, when food poisoning is reported, the first thing the officialsLook for is when the 'victim' last ate ONIONS and where those onions cameFrom (in the potato salad?) . Ed says it's not the mayonnaise (as long asit's not homemade Mayo) that spoils in the outdoors . It's probably the ONIONS, and if not the onions, it's the POTATOES .He explained onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially uncooked Onions . You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion . . He saysit's not even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in yourRefrigerator .It's already contaminated enough just by being cut open and out for a bit,That it can be a danger to you (and doubly watch out for those onions youPut in your hotdogs at the baseball park!) .Ed says if you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you'll probably be okay,but if you slice that leftover onion and put on your sandwich, you're asking for trouble .

Both the onions and the moist potato in a potato salad,will attract and grow bacteria faster than any commercial mayonnaise will even begin to break down .Also, dogs should never eat onions . Their stomachs cannot metabolize onions .Please remember it is dangerous to cut an onion and try to use it to cookthe next day, it becomes highly poisonous for even a single night andcreates toxic bacteria which may cause adverse stomach infections because of excess bile secretions and even food poisoning .

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