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Doctor insights on: Can You Eat Raw Sunflower Seeds

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I am allergic to pistachios, but I can't eat raw sunflower seeds or raw almonds? Are those allergies?

I am allergic to pistachios, but I can't eat raw sunflower seeds or raw almonds? Are those allergies?

Most likely, yes: Pistachios and almonds are both tree nuts and can cross react with other tree nuts like cashews, walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts and all of them should be avoided.

Sunflower seeds are not treenuts and usually do not cross react with treenuts. However, if you have adverse reactions whenever you eat them, they should be avoided as well. ...Read more

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Can you eat flaxseed raw? And is which is the most healthy out of flaxseeds, and sunflower seeds?

Can you eat flaxseed raw? And is which is the most healthy out of flaxseeds, and sunflower seeds?

Listen to your body: Seeds can have a coating that may not be so favorable. Soak and rinse seeds before consuming. It is very helpful to blend soaked and rinsed flax seeds with fresh vegetables. Flax seeds are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are more anti-inflammatory. These high lignan seeds bind cadmium and other heavy metals present in the GI tract. Sunflower seeds have more omega 6 fatty acids. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat sunflower seeds, shell and all?

Is it ok to eat sunflower seeds, shell and all?

Fiber: There is very little to say from a medical or health standpoint. It is most likely this would just be treated as fiber by the GI tract. ...Read more

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If I eat a bag of sunflower seeds a day is that bad?

If I eat a bag of sunflower seeds a day is that bad?

How big a bag?: As with all things in life, do everything in moderation. Too much of a good thing can become bad. A half-ounce of sunflower seeds a day should be fine. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat sunflower seeds while on a diet?

Is it ok to eat sunflower seeds while on a diet?

Usually: Sunflower seeds are a very nutritious food rich in vitamins e, b1, b6, selenium, magnesium, folate (folic acid) and several others. They are high in polyunsaturated oil which is good and may also lower cholesterol. As always, eat in moderation. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat cashews and sunflower seeds on a diet?

Is it okay to eat cashews and sunflower seeds on a diet?

Yes: They are healthy food sources. However, they are high in calories so it is best to eat them sparingly. ...Read more

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Can you eat sunflower seeds when you have diverticulitis?

Can you eat sunflower seeds when you have diverticulitis?

Yes: It is a common misconception that you should avoid seeds or nuts with diverticulitis. There is excellent scientific evidence that seeds or nuts do not cause diverticulitis. In fact, these are forms of fiber that are beneficial in preventing diverticulosis and diverticulitis. I tell all my patients with a history of diverticulitis to eat nuts and seeds and not worry. ...Read more

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Can a person with nut allergies eat sunflower seeds?

Can a person with nut allergies eat sunflower seeds?

Sunflower: Usually but sometimes one can be allergic to both. Sunflower is one of the three most common seed allergies. ...Read more

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Morning...its been 3 days since I ate sunflower seeds my tounge in the front is irritated from sunflower seeds, hard to eat n taste, any home remmedy?

Morning...its been 3 days since I ate sunflower seeds my tounge in the front is irritated from sunflower seeds, hard to eat n taste, any home remmedy?

See DDS or MD: Most minor tongue injuries or irritation will quickly heal, but it has been for 3 days. You might have a lodged sliver of those seeds lodged in your tongue or surrounding tissue. See a dentist or doctor to examine the area. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long after wisdom tooth extraction can I eat sunflower seeds?

I'm wondering how long after wisdom tooth extraction can I eat sunflower seeds?

After extractions: It would be best to wait until the socket closes before eating such foods. This may take 1-2 weeks. It's always a good policy to follow the directions of the dentist who actually performed the procedure and is responsible for your care. ...Read more

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Am I at risk for phosphorous toxicity if I eat sunflower butter every day? I love sunflower butter/honey sandwiches for lunch (alternative to peanuts)

Am I at risk for phosphorous toxicity if I eat sunflower butter every day? I love sunflower butter/honey sandwiches for lunch (alternative to peanuts)

Maybe: You would have to have the food tested for it's phosphorus content and most importantly get a blood test to see if your serum phosphorus levels are rising to toxic levels. More importantly your ingesting a lot of honey and you should be concerned about your dental health. Make sure that you clean out your mouth and brush well after you eat that stuff!! ...Read more

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Dx w/ contact allergy to asteraceae fam of plants (lettuce, artichoke, sunflower, dandelion). Should I also not eat even if no prob noticed in past?

Dx w/ contact allergy to asteraceae fam of plants (lettuce, artichoke, sunflower, dandelion). Should I also not eat even if no prob noticed in past?

Food allergy: Patch test is used to diagnose contact allergy. If what you say is correct, you must have food patch testing, but not food prick testing. Food patch test is used to help diagnose immune cell mediated food allergy. If you ate those before without problems, you can eat those foods again. Testing for food allergy should only be done when patient is suspected to have food allergy related symptoms. ...Read more

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Marcus Gunn Jaw Winking Syndrome, Low blood pressure, allergic to almonds, figs, dates, sunflowers, constantly cold. Forget to eat, rarity of this?

Marcus Gunn Jaw Winking Syndrome, Low blood pressure, allergic to almonds, figs, dates, sunflowers, constantly cold. Forget to eat, rarity of this?

Marcus Gunn Jaw: Winking Syndrome - there have been about 300 cases reported in medical literature. It is rare. REF: https://rarediseases. Org/rare-diseases/marcus-gunn-phenomenon/ ...Read more

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Are sunflower seeds good for your body?

Are sunflower seeds good for your body?

Yes: As long as they are organic and not completely coated in salt. They are rich in good fats, phytochemicals, folate, vitamin e, selenium, and copper. Also they add fiber to the diet. ...Read more

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How effective are sunflower seeds for my body?

How effective are sunflower seeds for my body?

Cadmium: Sunflower seeds tend to be high in cadmium, a toxic metal. Do not eat too many of them. ...Read more

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What is in sunflower seeds that makes them healthy?

What is in sunflower seeds that makes them healthy?

Sunflower Seeds: Sunflower seeds are a good source of vitamin E. Vit E is an antioxidant which helps to v inflammation, v risk of cardiovascular disease & to promote skin health (against solar damage). It contains Selenium which may have a protective value w some forms of cancer. It also contains magnesium which helps with bone health. ...Read more

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Is it true that sunflower seeds are extremely unhealthy for you?

Is it true that sunflower seeds are extremely unhealthy for you?

False: Sunflowers seeds are loaded with nutrients and are one of the healthiest foods around. ...Read more

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What are some of the dangers of eating a bag of sunflower seeds a day?

What are some of the dangers of eating a bag of sunflower seeds a day?

Sunflower seeds: Benefits outweigh any dangers. Examples are high content of essential fatty acids such as linoleic acid, dietary fiber, tryptophan, vitamin b1 & e & folic acid, and the cholesterol lowering phytosterols. The only negative is that if the seeds are old, ingesting them might cause stomach irritation with bloating & diarrhea. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to sunflower seeds?

Yes: Yes, you can be allergic to any specific plant or animal, including sunflower seeds. ...Read more

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What would happen if a child aspirated a sunflower seed?

What would happen if a child aspirated a sunflower seed?

It depends...: If the child choked on it but it went into the esophagus and down to the stomach, no problem. But if the child truly aspirated it, meaning it went down the trachea and into the lungs it would be a potential source of inflammation, and irritation with the potential for infection and abcess formation. ...Read more

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Can sunflower seeds lead to intestinal issues?

Can sunflower seeds lead to intestinal issues?

Seeds: We used to think that ingested seeds could irritate diverticuli and cause diverticulitis, however some of the more recent literature disputes this. Sunflower seeds are a good source of b vitamins and e. Enjoy them as a part of a balanced diet. ...Read more

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My dr said I'm not allergic to almond and sunflower seed but I am?

My dr said I'm not allergic to almond and sunflower seed but I am?

Food allergy: I assume your doctor is an allergist? If a test is negative, it is best to have a food challenge in the doctor's office to confirm the test results. Do not rely on a blood test. ...Read more

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Could eating too much sunflower seeds cause chestpains? Everytime I'm eating them, everynight I'm having chestpains.

Could eating too much sunflower seeds cause chestpains? Everytime I'm eating them, everynight I'm having chestpains.

Chest pain: It is very unlikely that sunflower seeds are responsible for chest pain but you should certainly stop taking them'

Anyone with chest pain every night needs to see a doctor as soon as possible. If there is a long wait time please go the the local Emergency Room. ...Read more