Chia seeds & hives

Answered on April 23, 2014
Created March 20, 2014 at 1:07 AM

We have been putting a tablespoon in our morning smoothie for about 2 weeks. About 4 days ago I started with some very itchy hives. Can't get rid of them. Has anyone had that effect?

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on April 23, 2014
at 12:25 PM

Chia seed utilization may hold one or more antinutrients, which may push endless low-level irritation. Chia seed help to keep up dampness levels, which shrouds those barely recognizable differences and wrinkles and alleviating aggravation, dryness, and peeling. There are different profits of the Chia seed with the skin.

But I prefer to eat chia seeds if you want it.



on April 23, 2014
at 05:38 AM

if you do a search of paleohacks for chia, you will find that other people report issues with chia (you may need to use google site search site:paleohacks.com if the PH search is not working).

this is some of what Cordain has to say "One of the unusual characteristics of chia seed Pinole or food products comes from a clear mucilaginous gel that surrounds the seeds. This sticky gel forms a barrier which impairs digestion, fat absorption and causes a low protein digestibility. Based upon animal and human studies, it is likely that other antinutrients together with this gel may promote a leaky gut, chronic systemic inflammation and food allergies" read more here and here

('interestingly?' the PH blog lists chia as a 'superfood' and a 'detox' food. refs #1 #2)



on March 20, 2014
at 04:48 AM

Chia isn't paleo. It's a seed that evolved down the same pathways as grains and such contains antinutrients that can damage the gut, in this case saponins. You're obviously showing a reaction to them, stop eating them.

It would be a stretch to call morning smoothies paleo as well, especially if they're high in sugar from fruit. How about a steak, or eggs, for breakfast instead, or if you're after omega 3's some fish?




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