When you hear the word “hemp,” nutrition might not be the first thing that comes to mind. Many people know about hemp rope, paper and other textiles, but hemp seeds are a valuable resource as well. Hemp seed is a complete whole food, GMO-free, is an excellent source of easily digestible, non-allergenic, non -soy, alkaline forming, and gluten-free protein. Hemp protein is easier to digest than protein from soy, nuts, other seeds, dairy products, meat, fish, or poultry. It is interesting to note that, unlike hemp seed, soybean contains the anti-nutritional factors, trypsin inhibitor, which prevents protein absorption, and oligosaccharides, which causes flatulence. Also, a significant portion of the population is allergic to soy.
Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s)
Your body doesn’t make essential fatty acids, but it needs them to keep your cells healthy. Hemp seeds provide omega-3 and omega-6 (linoleic and alpha-linoleic) fatty acids in just the right balance for your body. These fatty acids regulate what gets in and out of your cells and help ensure that your body functions properly. Hemp seeds also provide gamma-linolenic acids that, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, might help with conditions such as premenstrual syndrome, eczema, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and osteoporosis.
Hemp Seeds the World’s Most Nutritious Seed, Hemp Protein & Hemp Oil
- improved brain function
- Reduces risk of heart disease
- contains chlorophyll which is anti-carcinogenic
- Aids in weight loss
- improved blood sugar health
- increase in joint comfort
- reduced inflammation
- improved skin, hair and nails
- better cholesterol profile
- relief of normal PMS symptoms
- stronger immune system
- improved mood
- Chronic pain
- Detoxifies the body
- Burns fat & Builds muscle
- Improves blood circulation
- Lower Blood Pressure
- Improves digestion
One of the easiest ways to add the benefits of hemp seeds to your daily routine is by using it as an ingredient in smoothies. They won’t affect the taste at all, they just increase the thickness. They’ll also give your smoothie more fiber and a boatload of omega 3,6,9s!