Reasons to Include Hemp Seeds to Your Diet

Did you know that hemp seeds are one of the very few plants classified as complete proteins? This means they have the essential amino acids that the body cannot manufacture by itself. Most plant-based proteins usually lack the amino acid lysine. This and other benefits have catapulted hemp seeds into the superfood category, with demand showing no signs of abating. You can order Hemp/CBD seeds online and have them delivered to your doorstep.

What makes hemp seeds stand out?

Hemp seeds are harvested from Cannabis Sativa plants, which many only know as marijuana, the recreational drug. However, some varieties have very low levels of THC(tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychedelic chemical that gives the”high.” Hemp is Cannabis Sativa with 0.3% THC or less; anything higher than that, it’s marijuana. Hemp instead has higher concentrations of (cannabidiol) than THC.

Hemp seeds, or hearts as they are also known, are a nut chock full of healthy fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals. It is more nutritious than other superfoods like chia seeds or flax seeds and has more health benefits.

Five reasons why you should add hemp seeds to your diet

Rich in proteins and healthy fats.

Hemp seeds, as previously noted, are great sources of proteins, with some estimates equating them with lamb or beef. 25 % of their calorific value is proteins trouncing other proteins, even chia seeds/flax seeds (16-18%). One ounce of these seeds contains 10.3 grams which is 21% of the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance).

It is also a good source of healthy fats, with one ounce giving 19% of RDA. It is also digested better than other nuts and legumes. Therefore, it is suitable if you are physically active or engaged in strenuous activity. It is not advisable for professional athletes or people who are usually drug tested. Hemp seeds can lead to positive results in drug tests.

Rich in fiber 

Hemp seeds are rich in fiber which is crucial for good digestion. It prevents complications like constipation. However, if you take too many hemp seeds, you might encounter mild diarrhea. Fiber also controls your digestion, leaving you feeling fuller for longer, which can aid in weight reduction. The fiber is found on the seed’s hull, so if you remove it, you won’t enjoy these benefits.

Regulates hormones and moods

Hemp seeds contain GLA (Gamma-linoleic acid), which can be converted into prostaglandin E1 in the body.

Prostaglandin E1 decreases the effects of the hormone prolactin, which some women are sensitive to. This sensitivity can lead to physical and emotional problems commonly known as PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome). Hemp seeds can relieve PMS or reduce the severity of menopause.

Great for Heart health

Hemp seeds have arginine, which produces nitric oxide in the body. Nitrous oxide leads to relaxation and dilation of blood vessels crucial for heart health. There is evidence that hemp seeds reduce your blood pressure, prevents the formation of blood clots, and can help your recovery after heart disease.

Great for skin

Hemp seeds have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties leading to good skin. They reduce the severity of eczema and topical dermatitis.

Hemp seeds are usually marketed as CBD seeds online in health forums or sites. Their popularity continues to soar as more is known about them.

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