Q: Can I eat chia seeds dry?
A: Since chia seeds absorb a lot of liquid, consuming them directly may cause a blockage if they stick to your oesophagus. It is therefore advisable to take chia seeds with water or any other juices and beverages and drink plenty of water afterwards to help it pass through your digestive tract.
Q: Can I eat too much chia seeds?
A: Chia seed is a high fibre food that can help to promote bowel movement and improve overall digestive health. However, excessive consumption of fibre especially without adequate hydration could bring about digestive issue in some people, including bloating, constipation and diarrhea. When it comes to chia seeds, remember to consume in moderation and drink plenty of water to help them pass through your digestive tract to prevent any digestive issue.
Q: Do I need to soak my chia seeds overnight to maximise its health benefits?
A: There is no need to soak chia seeds overnight. Just soak them in warm water for at least 5-10 minutes to help them expand for easier consumption.
Q: Can I eat chia seeds before bed?
A: It is not recommended to eat high fibre food (including chia seeds) before bed as they may slow down your digestion and cause gas, making you feel uncomfortable in the morning.