Hemp Seeds: Health Benefits, Nutrition & Risks
Emerging hemp industry has raised many questions in curious minds, for which the most common one is whether hemp is good for my health. Matter of fact, Hemp seeds are packed with nutrients. These Himalayan hemp seeds are nuts which can be eaten, used to make milk, oil, cheese and is a perfect substitute to your regular protein powder.
Hemp seeds have a nutty flavour and is power packed with all the nutrients be it protein, essential fatty acids and other benefits found in meat and dairy products. Even though related to cannabis plant, these hemp seeds have none of the psychoactive compound THC, found in marijuana. Hemp seeds since ages have been used orally and topically to treat and prevent health issues. Even growing clinical research studies have been backing up these treatments.
Hemp seeds can be:
Eaten raw, roasted, or cooked
Cold-pressed to produce hemp seed oil
Used for non-dairy hemp milk and hemp cheese
Used as substitute for protein
Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds:
Hemp seeds are an excellent source of plant-based protein. Containing all 9 essential Amino Acids, hemp protein is also well-absorbed by our bodies because of a globular protein - edestin. Hemp seeds can help you have:
It keeps your heart healthy, yes hemp seeds are packed with magnesium, which aid in regulating heartbeat which prevent coronary heart disease.
Ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids in hemp seeds support heart and cognitive health, amiss in our natural diets. Terpenes - a plant compound, found in hemp seeds help protect brain and prevent tumour growth
This caught your eye. The fact that apart from using hemp oil in cooking which itself is nutritionally benefiting, it can also be applied topically to your skin. Even studies have found out that hemp seed oil can benefit one with eczema, it can also improve itchy or dry skin plus it have an anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory property which might help treat your acne, poof just like that gone.
Potential Risks of Hemp Seeds:
While the fat content in hemp seeds comes primarily from its healthy essential fatty acids, eat them in moderation to meet your recommended daily consumption of fat. High fat intake can also cause nausea or diarrhoea. Other things to consider before adding hemp seeds to your diet include medication interference and digestive problems. Make sure to drink plenty of water while consuming hemp seeds as fibre content in hemp seeds can cause digestive discomfort in some like bloating, nausea, or constipation if consume in large amounts.
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