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Onions contain antioxidants which help prevent the oxidation of fatty acids in our body. They contain the prebiotic inulin, which has shown to change the gut microbiota composition in a way that might help promote weight loss in obese women. According to Dr. Mercola, “up to 20 percent of Americans over the age of 40 have H. pylori living in their digestive tract, although most will not develop ulcers. Eating onions and other flavonoid-rich foods may lower your risk further.”