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Contraindications for the Consumption of Chia Seeds

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
Contraindications for the Consumption of Chia Seeds
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Chia seeds are very healthy and tasty. It is no coincidence, that these little seeds are gaining more and more popularity. Chia recipes are appetizing, light and filling. Chia pudding, chia creams and chia smoothies are a good option for a healthy diet. But are there possible contraindications to the consumption of chia?

- The first thing you need to know is that chia seeds have the power to lower blood pressure. If your blood pressure is very low, you may feel dizzy when consuming chia;

- Chia seeds have the ability to thin the blood. This can be especially dangerous for people who are about to undergo surgery. You should stop consuming chia a few days before your upcoming surgery. You should stop consuming chia if you see excessive bleeding from any cut;

- Another contraindication to eating chia is a possible allergy. As with any other food, chia can cause an allergic reaction. If you have a rash, swelling, or itching around your mouth shortly after eating chia, that's a sign that your body isn't responding well to the seeds;

- If you have an upset stomach, bloating or too much gas after consuming chia, you should stop its consumption immediately. This is most likely due to the fact that chia has a lot of fiber. Every body reacts differently to chia.

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