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Can Flax Seeds Cause Constipation
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to Say: Many foods can contribute to constipation. Typically the nuts, grains, and dried fruit in many granolas should help maintain regular stools, but this requires plenty of water intake. Even with high-fiber foods, inadequate fluids can cause constipation to occur. That said, examining diet, fluids, and exercise overall, rather than a single component, will yield the most complete answer. ...Read more
It can...: Treatment with flaxseed oil may cause harmful upset stomach side effects, such as nausea, bloating or stomach pain, MedlinePlus reports. You may also experience constipation or diarrhea, which may exacerbate upset stomach side effects. Ref: http://www.livestrong.com/article/320088-dangers-harmful-side-effects-of-flaxseed-oil/ ...Read more
Not really: Almond milk doesn't in of itself cause constipation. A diet low in fluids and fiber contributes to constipation. So if having almond milk with a low fiber diet, one might find constipation. If having almond milk with a lot of fiber in the diet- like fresh fruits and vegetables- constipation should not be a problem ...Read more
Probably not: It was once thought that such things could lodge in existing colonic diverticuli or block their openings, resulting in inflammation and infection. There is no real evidence of it. Some doctors still recommend avoiding such foods, but it probably makes no difference. (Personal story: I had divertiulitis 35 yr ago, another episode 2 yr ago, no others -- and I eat these things in large amounts.) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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