What happens when you eat too much onion?!

@Bellapop (1283)
April 23, 2011 4:45am CST
Lately, I've been a bit obsessive with eating onions, particularly with the spring onions - with everything I eat I seem to be adding some onion in, it comes reading an article on how good onion is for health and nutritionally - but can you eat too much of it? And what are the bad effects of eating too much of it? ;)
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9 responses
• Portugal
23 Apr 11
I guess just bad mouth smell...that`s all you can get:)
@topffer (20232)
• France
23 Apr 11
Not worst than with garlic, which is also very good for health.
• United States
29 Apr 11
lol valid points here.
@cream97 (29179)
• United States
29 Apr 11
Hi. Bellapop. Every now and then, I will add some diced or sliced onions to a salad or a sandwich. I don't do it all of the time though. The only thing that I could think of the negative effects of eating too much of onion would be that it could make your breath smell really garlicky. I know that eating onions is good for ones health though. I think that you should consult with a doctor or research this information online to find out the truth of eating too much of onions.
• United States
29 Apr 11
Heartburn maybe but I too am a fan of onions on pretty much anything and raw too. Onions as far as I am aware of do not have bad side effects and I have been eating them for years.
25 Apr 11
One good effect is that you're guaranteed a seat by yourself on the bus. I think that healthy foods should really be taken to mean "healthy in moderation", as even nutritious foods can have side effects. Look at the damage the natural sugars in fruit juice can do to your teeth, for example.
@ofabiania (422)
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
i'm not quite sure if there are any health hazards when you eat too much onion.. however, aside from having a bad smelling mouth, the secretions such as your perspiration or sweat can also smell bad..
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
23 Apr 11
Actually, onions can have some serious side effects. For instance, I am allergic to onions, and eating them causes my throat to swell and my airways to constrict. But even people who are not allergic can suffer side effects, such as stomach and intestinal upset, acid reflux, and other digestive irritation. In moderation, I am sure they are fine. But too much of almost anything can bring about unintended consequences.
@samafayla33 (1857)
• United States
23 Apr 11
eat too much onions you get flautulence, which is too much gas in the intestinal track and you start to squeek and make music from your end....:)
@thatgirl13 (7311)
• South Korea
23 Apr 11
I love spring onions too. I don't know if they have any side effects to them though. The most that happens to me if I eat onion too much is that I get really drowsy
@olepmis (844)
• Philippines
23 Apr 11
onions or vegetables are good for our health. There is no too much in eating onions because you don't eat pure onions, do you?