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[–]FormosaOolong 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I don't know the answer to your question, but FWIW here are some unsolicited tips from a fellow seed-eater:

I'd recommend grinding them in a coffee grinder before consuming as this vastly increases the nutritional availability.

I love to grind up say 6-9 TBS seeds and add tepid water for an excellent and satisfying raw "porridge." Since hot water makes it kind of globby (especially if flax and chia are involved) it's best not to use very hot water. You can also pre-soak dried fruits in a separate bowl of boiling water to add to the porridge. (That water can be used for the porridge if you can wait long enough for it to cool down.)

Of course if you have excellent dentition and chew everything 100 times no grinder needed ;)

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

If you want to know how many chia seeds you can eat in a day, here's some information about that.

Adults can eat 15 to 20 grams (approximately two to three tablespoons) of chia seeds, whole or ground, per day. This will provide the daily requirement for omega-3s.

Children and teens from ages 10 to 18 can eat up to 10 grams of chia seeds per day.

Children under 10 should not eat more than a tablespoon of chia seeds

When used for cardiovascular health, adults can consume up to 33 to 45 grams of blended seeds daily for three months. Note: Blending high amounts of chia seeds into a powder is important so that the stomach does not get bombarded by too many seeds. The seeds can cause gastrointestinal issues and even get stuck in the lining of the digestive tract.

[–]sawboss 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

The seeds can cause gastrointestinal issues and even get stuck in the lining of the digestive tract.

According to the nurse I talked to yesterday that is no longer believed to be true.

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Welp, another good thing to know is.

Google sucks at giving information about chia seeds then.

[–]sawboss 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

yeah, i don't recommend depending on google searches for fact checking