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by 15 · June 03, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Onions have become a core component of my diet. I am using them almost as a rice or pasta alternative. I'll cook a whole vidalia onion then throw in some leafy greens to make a sort of onion based stir fry. Are there any particular health concerns... (more)

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VB 0 · June 03, 2014 at 5:54 AM

Consuming onions CANNOT give you SIBO. If you already have SIBO, than yes, onions can be bothersome. However, if you don't have SIBO, onions are fine. As a matter of fact, Terry Wahls recommends "no day without an onion" due to their high sulfur... (more)

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by 4176 · June 15, 2013 at 3:46 PM

they're fighting off the bad bacteria?

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PrairieProf 0 · June 15, 2013 at 3:16 PM

No, probably because they are high-FODMAP (specifically fructans). A lot of people with IBS have fructose malabsorption, and onions are considered a major offender.

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by 35 · November 26, 2012 at 1:49 AM

Aside from the bad odor that they can give you. are there any scientific reasons, or hypothetical scientific reasons Garlic and/or Onions are/might be bad to consume. Please I'm only looking for science here, not "I feel bad after I eat onions",... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · November 26, 2012 at 1:49 AM

Vedic Indians have some views on the matter, they're more cultural based than scientific though probably...

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by 147 · July 07, 2014 at 7:12 PM

After a while onions start to sprout. Is the green part OK to eat? The web is full of anecdotal yes's, but who knows?

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edibleplantguy 0 · July 07, 2014 at 7:12 PM

I have never heard of any toxin for people being produced in sprouts of onions (I teach several toxic plant courses). Keep in mind that in quantity, onions can be toxic to most of our pets and stock animals (especially horses and cats). The plant... (more)