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Why do I have constipation with chia seeds and not other types of seeds?

Why do I have constipation with chia seeds and not other types of seeds?

Uncertain: But one ounce of chia seeds has 11 grams of fiber. If you don't hydrate adequately with this much fiber - you are likely to become constipated. ...Read more

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I eat lots of green veggies, fruit, chia seeds/flax i also exercise 5x a week, drink 4 glasses of water per day. 1/2 the time I have healthy poops and 1/2 the time I have pebbles + constipation. Why?

I eat lots of green veggies, fruit, chia seeds/flax i also exercise 5x a week, drink 4 glasses of water per day. 1/2 the time I have healthy poops and 1/2 the time I have pebbles + constipation. Why?

Fruits and veggies: Your diet will define the consistency of your stool. The fruits and veggies along with the chia and flax can alter the stool. Play detective and start to note which fruits and veggies etc you eat make it one way or the other. ...Read more

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Treatment for constipation caused by chia seeds?

Treatment for constipation caused by chia seeds?

Flush thruough fiber: Please flush through with lots of fluids, which can be critical to prevent constipation, and a good fiber laxative will help promote motility of the colon to help expel the seeds.....Perhaps MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (available over the counter) would help clear the colon. ...Read more

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Can chia seeds cause palpitations?

Can chia seeds cause palpitations?

Chia: I agree with dr. Ali -- chia seeds have been eaten safely for years, and even the ancient aztecs enjoyed them. Clinical studies show they may reduce blood pressure, hb a1c, fibrinogen, and high-sensitivity c-reactive protein -- making them potentially heart-protective. http://tinyurl.com/lts5d79 i can find no mention of palpitations. Please work with your doctor to find the cause. ...Read more

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Do chia seeds cause problems for teeth?

Do chia seeds cause problems for teeth?

Gum problem: If stuck under the gum line, any small food particle such as chia seeds, poppy seeds or raspberry seeds will eventually cause a gum line abscess or swelling. See your dentist if this develops. ...Read more

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Do chia seeds cause protein in urine?

Do chia seeds cause protein in urine?

Haven't seen that : Reported. Possible side effects from chia include ^ gas (flatus), bloating ; constipation (w inadequate hydration). Because of omega 3 fatty acids, use of Aspirin or blood thinners could be problematic. People w bleeding disorders or who may be undergoing surgery should d/w their providers. 1 study showed diastolic blood pressure can drop w chia. People w mustard seed allergies are also likely to. ...Read more

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Could eating chia seeds cause metallic taste in mouth?

Could eating chia seeds cause metallic taste in mouth?

chia seeds: There is no definitive cause of metallic taste in the mouth, but there are numerous possibilities. If you had no metallic taste before eating the seeds, and if the metallic taste disappears if you stop eating the seeds, then it may be the seeds. If the metallic taste lingers, see your dentist or ENT specialist for an examination. ...Read more

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Can chia seeds and hemp hearts cause gastric bloating and pain?

Can chia seeds and hemp hearts cause gastric bloating and pain?

My answer is only: About chia seeds. Possible side effects from chia include ^ gas (flatus), bloating ; constipation (w inadequate hydration). This is more likely to occur with ingestion of larger amounts of chia seeds. ...Read more

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