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Chia Seeds Side effects: Chia Seeds have no known negative toxicological side effects
"Chia seeds contains Omega-3s which can thin the blood"
By: Homer Hartage
Animal studies suggest that omega-3 can reduce brain levels of the amyloid proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease and reduce irregular heartbeat. Omega 3 help stabilize the heart and reduce cases of sudden death. Christopher DeGiorgio, professor of neurology at University of California, Los Angeles, has been testing this theory in epilepsy.
The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that people without coronary heart disease eat a variety of fish at least twice a week, and include foods such as Chia seeds, flaxseed and walnuts in the diet. It says people with documented heart disease should eat about one gram of omega 3s a day.
Omega 3 is found naturally in fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines. The AHA says that while omega 3 is generally safe, some side effects can include a fishy aftertaste, gastrointestinal disturbances and nausea. Omega 3 from fatty fish and supplements derived from this source is "essentially"
Chia Seeds have no know negative toxicological side effects. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have determined that Chia Seeds has a history of safe use as a food. Flax is not yet recognized as a food. While Omega 3 has many health benefits it is can thin the blood. “Because Chia seeds contains Omega-3s which can thin the blood, if you are taking blood thinners, planning surgery or on an aspirin regiments it is recommended that you consult a doctor prior to use,” said, Homer Hartage, president of Nuchia Foods Corporation.
Hartage added that gluten free Chia Seed flour offered by his company may have less of a risk for those on blood thinners, or aspirin because the Chia Seed flour is low fat. Chia Seed Flour is defatted flour, which contains fewer omega 3 fatty acids. Hartage, noted, “It is still the healthiest flour available today and has an ORAC value of 11,100!”
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About Nuchia Foods Corporation
Nuchia Foods Corporation is a Certified Gluten Free foods company. The company’s products include alternative flours - Chia Seed Flour, Original Chia Seed Flour and a 100% Chia Seed Flour, and Chia Seeds.