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Doctor insights on: Is It Possible To Be Allergic To Sunflower Seeds

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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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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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What can I do if I had an allergic to wheat and was told I'm allergic to sunflowers?

What can I do if I had an allergic to wheat and was told I'm allergic to sunflowers?

Food Allergies: Would need more details. If you have always eaten sunflower seeds with no issue and a blood test showed a sensitivity then the blood test is wrong, this is called a false positive test. Food allergy diagnosis relies on both clinical history and testing. If there is not a concerning clinical history then you can ignore the testing. Same goes for wheat. Talk to allergist if you haven't already. ...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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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