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Re: Problems with onions???

I think allergies can cause fatigue, but I'm not sure. Cooking the onion breaks down the protein. When you have an allergic reaction (instead of a sensitivity), your body is reacting to the protein. If those proteins break down when cooked, then you won't have as much of a problem.

I am not allergic to apples, peaches, pears or a couple of other fruits that make my mouth itch. However, they have a protein similar to birch or ragweed (I forget which). Since I'm allergic to those things, I react to the fruits. However, I only have the problem with raw fruit, not cooked. My allergist told me that this is because the proteins break down when it is cooked.
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