They Told You Chia Was Good, But They Didn’t
Tell You This! It’s probably safe to assume that at least
one of your friends is obsessed with chia seeds . With everyone talking about how amazing they
can be for you, it’s easy to get carried away and not realize
the side effects that chia seeds can have. Chia seeds, a superfood that dates back to
the times of the Aztecs, are now enjoying a renaissance of classes. They are included in all the nutritional lists
as a source rich in fiber, omega-3 fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Of course, chia seeds are a great source of
nutrition as part of a balanced diet and are also constantly marketed as an aid to losing
weight and swallowed in large quantities by weight
watchers, but may have too much good and this superfood
It is not an exception. These are some of the side effects of chia
seeds that you should keep in mind. Low blood pressure/bleeding Due to the large source of Omega-3 fatty acids
in chia seeds, they can actually cause the blood to thin
out. It could also cause your blood pressure to
drop drastically if you are already facing that health problem. If you already have low blood pressure or
if you are already taking prescription blood thinners, be sure to proceed with caution and ask your
doctor if your intake of chia seeds is okay. Eating too many chia seeds can cause digestive
problems Chia seeds are a good source of fiber, which
provides 11 grams of fiber in each 1-ounce serving . Fiber is essential for your health, promoting
regularity and supporting beneficial bacteria in your intestine, among other important roles. However, too much fiber can cause problems
for some people. Excessive fiber intake can cause problems
such as abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, bloating and gas. This can also occur when a high intake of
fiber is combined with inadequate hydration since water is essential to help the fiber
pass through the digestive system. In addition, people with inflammatory bowel
diseases, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, may need to control their fiber intake and
limit chia seeds during outbreaks. These chronic diseases cause inflammation
and narrowing of the gastrointestinal tract, which can cause symptoms such as abdominal
pain, bleeding, diarrhea and weight loss. Allergy An allergic reaction to chia seeds is extremely
rare, but it is possible. If you are predisposed to allergies, you should be very careful when trying this
food. Keep in mind that there are some recorded
cases in which these seeds cross-reacted with other foods. Oregano, sesame, mustard, and thyme, in particular,
can trigger a reaction. Potential effects on pregnant women Although the way chia seeds affect pregnant
women is not fully understood, ” most health authorities recommend pregnant
and lactating women stay safe and avoid the use of chia seeds. until more research has been done. ” While it may be uncertain if chia seeds
affect pregnant women, it is probably best to omit the seeds for nine months. Eating chia seeds can be a choking hazard Although they are safe for most people, chia
seeds can increase the risk of suffocation. So be sure to consume them carefully, especially
if you have trouble swallowing. This greater risk is due to the fact that
dry chia seeds swell and absorb between 10 and 12 times their weight in the liquid when
exposed to water. These gelling properties can be useful when
it comes to cooking or baking, but they have the potential to be unsafe since
chia seeds can easily swell and lodge in the throat. A case study analyzed a 39-year-old man who
had a dangerous incident with chia seeds when he ate a spoonful of dried seeds and then
drank a glass of water.