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Lately, I have been hearing alot of discussions around hemp. Are Hemp seeds a superfood? Many people seem to thinks so. In todays blog post we will be going over some of the health benefits from hemp.
What is Hemp?
Hemp comes from hemp seeds from the Cannibas sativa hemp plant. It is in the cannibas family however a different species or variety because they only carry very minimal amounts of THC and are extremely nutritious which is why many people incorporate hemp into their daily diet and/or needs.
Full of Nutritional Value
Hemp seeds contain more than 30% fat that include healthy fats and essential fatty acids. Two super healthy essential fatty acids in hemp are linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3).
They are also rich in protein, vitamin E and minerals, such as phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc.
To top it off hemp seeds are nutty in flavor and can be eaten cooked, raw, or roasted.
Use hemp oil in low-heat cooking or salad dressings. Hemp milk and protein powder work as easily in cereal as they do in smoothies. Try it with bell pepper or jicama slices. Once you become to love it, invest in a hemp cookbook to find everything from smoothie to dessert recipes.
You’ll be hempin’ it in at breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacktime.
Improve Heart Health
Lowering blood pressure, eating a healthful diet, and participating in varied forms of exercise may help to decrease the risk of heart failure.
Interestingly, eating hemp seeds may reduce your risk of heart disease. Nitric oxide is a gas molecule that makes your blood vessels dilate and relax, leading to lowered blood pressure and a reduced risk of heart disease . In a large study in over 13,000 people, increased arginine intake corresponded with decreased levels of C-reactive protein , an inflammation marker. High levels of CRP are linked to heart disease .
The gamma-linolenic acid found in hemp seeds has also been linked to reduced inflammation, which may decrease your risk of diseases like heart disease . Additionally, animal studies have shown that hemp seeds or hemp seed oil may reduce blood pressure, decrease the risk of blood clot formation and help the heart recover after a heart attack .
Packed With Protein
These seeds are a complete source of protein, meaning that they provide all nine essential amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks for all proteins. The body cannot produce nine of these acids, so a person must absorb them through the diet. Relatively few plant-based foods are complete sources of protein, making hemp seeds a valuable addition to a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Hemp seeds are especially rich in an amino acid called arginine, which has benefits for heart health.
The Bottom Line hemp seeds are extremely healthy and nutritious. And are a great addition to your diet and lifestyle. Try some!