Our Hemp seeds are obtained from the Cannabis Sativa species of hemp. Yes, they belong to the same plant species as cannabis (marijuana) but Cannabis Sativa is a distinct variety which is very low in Tetrahydro cannabinoids (THC), the psychoactive compound found in marijuana, but very high in healthy fats, polyphenol, Omega 3, & 6, protein and various minerals.
Let’s introduce you to the major health benefits of hemp seeds discovered by science:
Hemp seeds are exceptionally nutritious
Classified as a nut, hemp seeds are incredibly nutritious. They taste mild, nutty flavoured and are often known as hemp hearts. Hemp seeds are very rich in two main fatty acids namely linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3) – the benefits of which are well documented. They are also a great source of protein and when comparted to other foods such as Chia seeds and Flax seed, Hemp is the king of proteins:
Hemp seed protein content – 33% (11g of protein in every 30g serving)
Chia seed protein content – 18% (6g of protein per 30g serving)
Flax seed protein content – 16% (5.3g of protein per 30g serving)
Hemp seed is also a great source of vitamin E and minerals, such as phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc.
You can consume hemp seeds raw, cooked or even roasted. The oil derived from these seeds are too good for health and has also been used in making food and medicine in China for more than 3000 years.
Hemp seeds can also reduce risk of heart problems
Heart disease is one of our biggest killers causes most deaths worldwide. We all need to look after our health and one of the best and simplest solutions is switch to hemp seeds. Hemp seeds are free from artificial/man-made chemicals and are nature’s way of helping to reduce the risk of heart disease. Hemp seeds have a high amount of the amino acid, Arginine which gives rise to nitric oxide in your body. It’s a gas molecule that dilates and relaxes your blood vessels leading to a balanced blood pressure and a much lower risk of heart disease. A study conducted over 13000 people showed that an increased arginine intake resulted in a decreased levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), which marks inflammation. High levels of CRP are connected to heart disease.
Moreover, studies have shown that hemp seeds or hemp seed oils may lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of blood clot and helps the heart recover after an attack.
Looking for a plant-based protein? Hemp Seeds come to the rescue
If you probe into the facts, hemp seeds provide similar amounts of protein as beef and lamb – 30 grams of hemp seeds provides up to 11 grams of protein. Considered a complete protein source as it provides with all the essential amino acids and is easily digested. It is very important to obtain these necessary amino acids from your diet as your body doesn’t produce it naturally. The digestibility of hemp protein is better than many grains, nuts and legumes.
Hemp Seeds may cut off symptoms of PMS and Menopause
Stats show that about 80% of women in their reproductive age may suffer from physical or emotional signs caused by premenstrual syndrome (PMS). These symptoms are likely to be caused by sensitivity to the hormone prolactin. A study upon women with PMS concluded that taking one gram of essential fatty acids including 210 mg of GLA per day lead to a decrease in symptoms. Because of this high GLA content, Hemp seeds may also help reduce symptoms of menopause, as indicated by several studies.
Hemp seed is of exceptional nutritional value, very rich in healthy fats, high-quality protein and various minerals. Hemp seeds are an amazing health supplement and are one of the superfoods which deserves proper recognition and reputation.