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Potential side effects of Chia Seeds and how to prevent them

There are very few side effects of taking Chia seeds, but there could be some potential ones that a handful of people face. We decided to write this article to ease the minds of those handful of people to share with them how they can prevent the potential side effects and why they might be experiencing them. One side effect is stomach discomfort and diarrhoea. Chia seeds are extremely high in fibre, so taking too much might cause some people to experience various gastrointestinal effects for example diarrhoea as mentioned earlier. However, many times these side effects can be prevented by not over-dosing the recommended daily serving. And one extremely important tip is to always Soak Your Chia Seeds! Chia seeds also have 8 times more Omega-3 than salmon, and this is one of the benefits, but it can cause a potential side effect for those who are allergic to Omega 3. If you experience vomiting, rashes or any other allergic reactions, you probably are unable to take such a high dosage of Omega 3. Last but not least, some people experience weight loss due to the high fibre and nature of Chia seeds. They absorb 27 times their weight in water and will continue to expand when ingested. This can cause one to feel bloated especially when consumed in large amounts which results in eating less and losing weight. For those of you who experience these side effects, it can be avoided! Remember to always soak Chia seeds and take the recommended dosage. Adjust the amount according to your body’s ability to digest and absorb the high nutrient Chia seeds. Those of you who do not experience side effects – rejoice and reap all the benefits of Chia seeds!  

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