Like Onions? 5 side-effects of excessive consumption

Here are five potential drawbacks or adverse effects of overconsumption of onions.

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Digestive Discomfort

Eating excessive raw onions may lead to digestive discomfort, including gas, bloating & diarrhea to people who are sensitive to carbohydrates called fructans.

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Bad Breath

Onions are notorious for causing bad breath due to their pungent aroma and sulfur compounds.

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Heartburn and Acid Reflux

Those with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or a predisposition to heartburn, may worsen acid reflux symptoms.

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Allergic reactions can range from mild symptoms like itching and hives to more severe reactions such as difficulty breathing or anaphylaxis.

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Skin Issues

Raw onions can sometimes lead to skin problems like contact dermatitis. This can result in redness, itching, or even blisters on the skin.

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