Can I eat too much chia?
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Chia seeds are great for you. They reduce inflammation, give you an energy boost, keep you hydrated, and do so many other wonderful things. But like any food, you can, in fact, have too many chia seeds. How do I know? Well, because I have had the unfortunate experience of eating far too many chia seeds and lived to tell the tale.
Anyone who knows me knows I can’t cook — not at all. But this was one of my worst cooking disasters yet and it only has two ingredients: milk and chia seeds. Unfortunately, I misread the measurement of three tablespoons of chia seeds as a third of a cup, and as a result my ratio of milk to seeds was WAY off. The seeds did not absorb enough liquid and it made me feel sick.
Not really. If you eat more than your body can handle, you may find yourself feeling a bit bloated, or you may experience mild diarrhea, though this is rare.
In recent years, chia seeds have entered the mainstream. Once a niche superfood, they are now a regular on the menu of many trendy brunch spots and have even infiltrated the home kitchen. The best part? They boast many nutritional benefits, such as promoting weight loss, lowering cholesterol and fighting inflammation (via BBC GoodFood). But is there such a thing as eating too many chia seeds? And if so, what happens to your body if you eat too many?
Eating Too Many Chia Seeds Can Cause Digestive Issues
Excessive fibre intake can cause problems like abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea, bloating and gas