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The Dangerous Side Effects of Chia Seeds

  1. Chia seeds and other "superfoods" are the latest nutritional hype. Superfood is the marketing term for some food products that contain medium to high concentrations of nutrients such as anthocyanin, vitamin C and antioxidants. Examples are pumpkin, broccoli, goji berries, collard greens and therefore Chia seeds. Nevertheless, the consumption of Chia seeds in particular can also have dangerous side effects

Nutritional value Chia seeds

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Dangers of Chia Seeds

  1. Consuming Chia seeds is more dangerous than many people think. Chia seeds have a blood-thinning effect

Chia seeds and cancer

  1. Chia seeds are said to have many healing properties. It may even help cure cancer

Allergic reactions to Chia seed

  1. Chia seeds are currently being scientifically tested for possible allergens. Some of these studies have shown that consumption of Chia seeds can lead to allergic reactions

Chia seeds and pregnancy

  1. Doctors are currently unsure of the potential dangers for lactating and pregnant women

Losing weight with Chia seed

  1. Chia seeds can aid in weight loss. That is, if you want to believe the sellers of Chia seeds. However, “the proof of the pudding is in the eating”. There have been some in-depth scientific studies in recent years on whether chia seeds help with weight loss. Unfortunately, the results were disappointing. Research published in July 2012 in the American Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine concluded that overweight individuals who ate chia seeds daily for ten weeks did not show any significant weight reduction. The Chia seeds also had no positive influence on inflammation factors and blood pressure. Another scientific study published Nutrition Research


  1. Chia seeds are a very nutritious food source. When chia seeds are consumed in moderation in a varied diet, any side effects are likely to be limited. Avoid eating chia seeds when you are pregnant or nursing. If you use chia seeds specifically for weight loss, stop doing so. This is a waste of money, as several scientific studies have shown.

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