Hemp seeds are a healthy source for consuming plant based proteins. They are also rich in many vitamins and nutrients which can have specific health benefits. While most remove the nutty shell and consume only the creamy “hearts” we highly recommend daily consumption of the whole hemp seed for maximum benefit.
Hemp is nutritious. (and delicious!)
Hemp seed is, in its purest form, a nut. It is a great source of protein. The seeds, while 30% fatty in nature, are comprised of 25% high-quality protein. They are rich in fatty acids and also contain high amounts of the amino acid, arginine. These nuts are also enriched with vitamins including: E, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, iron, zinc and more.
Hemp can make your heart healthy.
The high amounts of arginine found in hemp seeds encourage the production of nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide helps to dilate blood vessels and lower blood pressure. Increased Arginine is also linked to decreased C-Reactive Proteins (CRP) which is an indicator for heart disease. They also have a favorable 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids which provide a very heart protective effect.
Hemp seeds help reduce inflammation.
Because hemp seeds contain significantly high amounts of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), these easily digestible seeds are considered a “super food” that naturally controls inflammation. Hemp seeds also contain a variety of plant sterols that are known to combat inflammation.
Hemp can help you lose weight & reduce bad cholesterol.
Hemp is packed with a 20% soluble fiber / 80% insoluble fiber ratio. Soluble fiber is a valuable nutrient for the GI system. It promotes digestive bacteria, and assists the body in regulating both blood-sugar and cholesterol levels. Fiber has been shown to help slow digestion, causing you to feel full, longer which can promote weight loss.
Eating hemp seeds can make your skin healthier.
Common skin issues including eczema, cracked heels and thickened skin patches, are often caused by a fatty acid deficiency. Because hemp seeds contain an ideal balance of Omega-6 to Omega-3 acids, they can help increase the fatty acids and make your skin healthier. Hempseed oil has also been shown to improve atopic dermatitis and relieve eczema topically.
Hemp seeds may help reduce PMS and Menopause symptoms.
Gamma-linolenic Acid (GLA) found in hemp seeds, helps with the production of prostaglandin (E1). This is proven to reduce prolactin which can ease the effects and symptoms of PMS and menopause. Prolactin is also thought to play a role in the emotional side effects of PMS / Menopause therefore the GLA found in hemp can also ease the emotional repercussions.