Why is Chia seeds harmful for you?

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 25 June 2018, 07:19 PM
Why is Chia seeds harmful for you?
Why is Chia seeds harmful for you?

Chia seeds are black and tiny but can cause health hazards if proper caution is not taken while consuming it. While chia seeds are known to have several health benefits, they do pose danger to your health. Hence, one needs to find out how and why chia seeds can harm your health. Here, we reveal few facts about chia seeds. 

Chia seeds are listed under miracle foods and, according to science, "boost the fiber, protein, calcium, antioxidants, and omega-3s in your diet" and most people believe it helps to lose weight.

However, there are harmful effects of consuming chia seeds. Here are three major health issues caused by consuming chia seeds.

Drastic fall in blood pressure: Over-consumption or excessive use of chia seeds in your diet can cause the blood to thin out and lead to drastic drop in the blood pressure.

Breathlessness: Those who suffer from food allergy should avoid taking it as it can cause skin and food allergy such as breathing problem, rashes, watery eyes, diarrhea and vomiting.

Affect blood sugar: Some experts say excessive consumption of chia seeds can affect the blood sugar and cause health problems if you are diabetic. Use with caution and in moderation or consult your doctor before having it.

First Published: Monday, June 25, 2018 07:16 PM

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