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Ate quinoa and kale salad with no other protein. Nauseous, sweating, cold and fainting. Is this the cause of concern?

Oct 2013
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i ate quinoa and XXXXXXX salad with no other protien...4 hrs later i am nauseas w/ diahreahha, sweats, cold, it the quinoa or the XXXXXXX
Posted Fri, 8 Nov 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Namala Bharadwaj 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
both have reported similar effects

Detailed Answer:
hello dear
thanks for your query at XXXXXXX
i understand your concern.
both quiona and XXXXXXX have been reported with similar side effects as youhave experienced.
Quinoa is the edible seed of the plant, Chenopodium quinoa.
Quinoa is likely safe when quinoa seeds are used in food amounts, as quinoa has been used as a food for thousands of years. Quinoa is usually washed after harvest and before preparation to remove a natural coating of saponins on the seeds. Available reports of adverse effects related to quinoa are lacking. but some people have reported to have nausea vomitings, stomach pain, headache but evidence with proof is lacking. XXXXXXX : it has very good nutritional value.
However, some people who took it reported stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea. When applied to the skin, it can cause allergic rash.
so its very hard to determine what caused your symptoms.
next time try to avoid these foods because they can cause recurrence of the symptoms.
these above symptoms can also be due to food posioning or improper storage of the food , i think you prepared fresh food.
hope i answered your query
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