I have celiac disease and I was wondering if Chia seeds interact negatively with my condition. Also, I heard that Chia seeds have a blood pressure lowering effect - sometimes dangerously so. Any advice would be welcomed!
Chia is grown commercially for its seed, a food that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids Î±-linolenic acid (ALA).
A ounce (28 g) of dried chia seeds contain 9% of the Daily Value for protein (4g), 13% fat (9g) (57% of which is ALA) and 42% dietary fiber (11g), based on a daily intake of 2000 calories. The seeds also contain the essential minerals phosphorus, manganese, calcium, potassium and sodium.
Taking this supplement will not affect you in a negative way, inspite of you having coliac disease.
Hi, I know what you are going through. I also have Celiac Disease, my mother takes me to a special store called "Lingonberries" -- they sell all gluten-free foods. I have found some of their foods to be rather tasty, but it is still a limitation on diet because you cannot go to just any grocery store, your diet has to be special. Its just that my stomach was not taking gluten very well, so my doctor told me I could not consume gluten, because he said it was destroying the villi in my intestine.
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