I don't eat much, but your stomach is heavy? Here's who's to blame

I don't eat much, but your stomach is heavy? Here's who's to

Onions are found in most cuisines around the world. Especially in Albanian cuisine. We put onions in salads, onions in soufflés, onions in every dish, and if that wasn't enough, we also make dishes with just onions.

They are cheap, live longer and grow all year round. These are just some of the reasons why onions are so versatile.

About 6.75 billion pounds of onions are produced each year in the United States alone. Global production reaches up to 105 billion pounds annually.

But did you know that onions can cause problems in your health?

Yes, onions and their relatives (scallions, shallots, and even garlic) can cause a wide range of symptoms, including gastrointestinal upset, migraines, and although less commonly, anaphylactic shock. And yet onions are everywhere. U.S. consumption has increased 70% since 1982, according to the National Onion Association.

Those suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) cannot digest it well and this can cause bloating or diarrhoea. The Cleveland Clinic estimates that 10% to 15% of US adults have IBS, so that's a lot of people who can have problems with onions and garlic.

Food intolerance can cause migraines, because the gut-brain connection is strong. There are sensory receptors in our gut that will send signals to the brain that 'something is wrong'.

That's why there are times when you don't feel well after eating and you say: I didn't even eat much, why did I gain so much weight? The onion may be to blame here. Try once to change the food diet for 6 weeks and carefully introduce the different elements into your diet one by one.