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SWEET RED: THE NEW TEAR-FREE ONION!

Fed up of weeping over chopped onions?  Asda has just launched a new red onion, the Sweet Red, which does not make you cry or give you bad breath!  It has lower pungency levels than normal onions, a milder, sweeter flavour and a less overpowering odour.  More than 40 tons have just gone on sale at Asda and farmer Findlay, its creator, spent 20 years evaluating bulbs to cultivate the new variety.  Well worth a try!

The humble onion appears in so many of our favourite dishes but its nutritional content is often overlooked.  But onions are full of antioxidants. They are antibacterial, antibiotic, and known for reducing inflammation and healing infections.  With less than 30 calories per portion (80g is one small red onion, or roughly half a medium-sized white one), onions are a really easy, low calorie way to get one of your 5-a-day!

RED WINE HELPS YOU BURN FAT!

Any excuse for the odd glass of wine after a dry January!  Scientists have found that a chemical in red grapes, ellagic acid, slows the growth of existing fat cells and the formation of new ones.  Ellagic acid also boosts the metabolism of fatty acids in liver cells.  So a glass of red wine now and again, a handful or red grapes, or a grape juice could help manage your weight and your health.