Chia Seeds: The Good and the Bad
Chia seeds are super healthy, they are high in protein, fiber, calcium, have a great deal of antioxidants and omega-3s. Many of us incorporate them into our diets because they’re so good for you and they don’t really taste like anything when you add them to your food or drinks. Yet, if you don’t eat them the way you should, you might have a problem.
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Many people think that chia seeds can be eaten right off the bag you got them in, except you can’t. There have been cases where people ingested a tablespoon of chia seeds and then drank a glass of water. While it might seem like a good idea and a fast way to reap the benefits, this is not the correct way to eat chia seeds. If you do this you can experience intense dysphagia, which is difficulty swallowing and you can end up in the hospital and need to get the chia seeds surgically removed.