I’m not the only one, but every time I cut an onion I cry and cry and cry, even spring onions! So I decided to look into why they make me cry so much, it’s actually painful, and how to stop it. So why do onion bring some to their knees whilst others don’t even notice? • You’re too short! Yes you read that right. If cutting onions really affects you you might be on the shorter end of the height spectrum. Onions spray a fine liquid when you cut through them. The closet your face is to the onion the more of this irritating substance you’re likely to get in your eyes.
Carina Kennedy was formerly a Nurse, now a Nutritional Therapist and Herbalist living in the west of Ireland. Her passion is food, health and teaching clients to gain control of their life with simple techniques.