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Can I ask if you ate milled chia seeds for a purpose or just as food?
Food is generally digested in digestive system within 6 hours, but it can take up to 24-36 hours for it to be excreted from the bowels.
Yes, it should be fine. They can be eaten as supplements.
Because some people eat them for food and some for supplements for the purpose of omega fats and/or antioxidants.
Yes, you should be fine.
If there were any issues, yes, they would have shown by now.
Also, you can read the package for eating instructions.
I meant you will be fine and there won't be any issues.
Yes, milled seeds would be easer to digest. You can eat chia seeds as whole, ground, by soaking them in water, by adding to other drinks.
And yes, water generally helps with digestion.
Yes, you can eat normally and drink normally.
Chia seeds are commonly eaten in most countries and they are safe to eat. You ate only a very little amount and this should not cause any issues.
If you ate very large amounts, maybe it could cause issues but not a tablespoonful.
That is correct. Milled seeds will be digested easily and are not going to cause any blockage.
I suggest that you do not worry about this and you can eat and drink normally.
And if you notice any new changes (which I don't think you will have), you can let us know.
I said that to reassure you so that you can relax knowing that we are here to help you.
There won't be any changes as I said above.
I said that as a figure of speech and to reassure you.
There will not be any changes. Food gets digested in 6 hours and it has already been 9 hours in your case. There is nothing there to cause any blockage or issues.