Onions=Kryptonite

tayter_tot7
tayter_tot7 Posts: 220 Member
Does anyone else have a problem eating onions and garlic and things like that? If so does anything help?

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  • LuckyNumbers
    LuckyNumbers Posts: 208 Member
    What's the problem? Digestive issues? If so, then avoid them. If you don't like them, don't make yourself eat them.

    I really want to like beets, but I just don't. I have tried them many different ways in many different things, and I just. don't. like. them. They're really good for you, and super nutritious, but I just can't do it.

    So, if that's what onions are for you, don't beat yourself up about it. But I personally couldn't live without garlic. :smile:
  • tayter_tot7
    tayter_tot7 Posts: 220 Member
    What's the problem? Digestive issues? If so, then avoid them. If you don't like them, don't make yourself eat them.

    I really want to like beets, but I just don't. I have tried them many different ways in many different things, and I just. don't. like. them. They're really good for you, and super nutritious, but I just can't do it.

    So, if that's what onions are for you, don't beat yourself up about it. But I personally couldn't live without garlic. :smile:

    Not being funny but if I knew onions were in certain things I would avoid them. If I prepare my own food I don't use onions. So yes I know not to eat them lol My thing is we can't always control the things we eat and I wanted to know if this happens to other people. For instance my fav. dish at Applebee's is the mac & cheese with the honey chicken tenders on top with bacon bits ....cool onion free you would think. Nope chopped onions are in it. Today I got a healthy choice steamer "Four-Cheese Ravioli & Chicken Marinara" the brief description says everything but onions lol but it contains onions. Guess i will have to do more back label reading.

    Raw onions even the smell give me an instant headache. If someone cooks garlic bread at the house I get an instant headache. Cooked onions make me feel loopy....like tired, groggy, and a bit foggy in my head. Digestive issues? None I just get sick and nauseous when I consume raw onions and loopy like good pain meds with cooked onions weird huh?
  • Meganthedogmom
    Meganthedogmom Posts: 1,639 Member
    That is really strange...
    I don't know what to say, other than pick them out if they truly bother you that way.

    I love me some garlic and onion.
  • sarahthes
    sarahthes Posts: 3,252 Member
    I think that's a strong enough reaction you could basically label it an intolerance/allergy. When eating out ask the server about hidden onions and explain they make you ill.
  • fromnebraska
    fromnebraska Posts: 153 Member
    I get an instant headache from coffee. It's nice to know someone else experiences something similar.
  • Alatariel75
    Alatariel75 Posts: 17,956 Member
    Allergy or intolerance of onions and garlic can be quite common. And you're right, they're often not listed as a component on menus. You may just have to resign yourself to having the server check with the kitchen before you order, as I don't think there is really anything you could use as a preventative or to counter the effect.
  • amusedmonkey
    amusedmonkey Posts: 10,330 Member
    edited May 2016
    My uncle doesn't like onions. When we go out as a family he specifically asks the server not to include them in his choice of meal. Most servers will be happy to make sure food is prepared to your preferences/allergies. Don't be shy, speak up and explain your intolerance then tip extra if at a nice restaurant or smile and thank them if it's a fast food place. Showing people you appreciate the effort they put into accommodating your request more than makes up for the minor inconvenience.
  • wally2183
    wally2183 Posts: 214 Member
    I thought this thread was about superman's secret food, I'm disappointed
  • NAbramovich
    NAbramovich Posts: 131 Member
    edited May 2016
    My grandfather swore that onions made him tired. We thought he was making it up, but now it looks like he wasn't.
  • marm1962
    marm1962 Posts: 950 Member
    I can eat cooked onions (love them fried especially) and absolutely adore garlic, but for some reason raw onions makes my gall bladder act up. So I always try to order food without onions and at family picnics I just skip the macaroni and potato salads
  • ASH_DVM
    ASH_DVM Posts: 160 Member
    I'm quite opposed to cooked mushrooms. No reaction or anything, I just do not like them. So I pick around, and avoid dishes from restaurants that cannot take them out. Easy enoigh