How these seeds can make you healthy

Hemp seeds are increasingly gaining popularity due to their nutritive value. Hemp food is a superfood in the list of every health conscious person.

Snack bars, cereals, shakes made from hemp seeds can be consumed to inculcate them in your diet. You can also make milk from them and consume them in the form of tea. You can also eat them plain or intake them in an oil form. Page 2 lists the various health benefits of this superfood!

Essential fatty acids (EFA)
Hemp seeds have Essential Fatty Acids called as EFAs. EFAs have omega-6 and omega-3. Both these are responsible for building a strong and healthy immune system.

They also give shine to the skin, nails, and hair making them look healthy. One or two tablespoons of hemp oil if applied for a period of two weeks will improve skin appearance. Also, when 11 grams of EFAs are removed from a mother during breastfeeding, EFAs present in hemp seeds help in replenishing these because the body doesn’t do it by itself.

Protein
Hemp seeds constitute 24% protein. This makes them an amazing source of protein. The protein found in these seeds are albumin and edestin which are of high quality. This characteristic makes hemp seeds as the greatest vegan source of protein important for the perfect working of the immune system.

These protein are easily digestible because they contain living enzymes that are unimpaired in nature. Hence, providing easy assimilation into the body. If a person is allergic to proteins present in soy or dairy, these seeds can serve as a great alternative.
Hemp seeds contain a fairly large percentage of protein as compared to a lot of other foods. For instance, Blue fish contains 26%, cheddar cheese contains 23.5% chicken contains 23.5%.

Examples of some foods that contain a higher percentage of protein as compared to hemp seeds are soybean which has 35% of protein and the beef present in hamburgers which have 31% of protein.

Carbs and Fiber
Hemp seeds contain 40% of fiber which is the highest percentage of fiber present in any food. Hemp seeds contain 27% of carbohydrates which is present in the form of soluble and insoluble fiber, with a 1 to 4 ratio (soluble to insoluble).

Soluble fiber helps in reducing glucose absorption, increasing bile acid and slowing down gastric removal. All of these help in the lowering of LDL cholesterol. Insoluble fiber is useful in efficient food movement in our digestive system. This helps in regulating our bowel movements as well.

Amino Acids
Hemp seeds have all the amino acids (total 21). Isn’t this amazing? Some amino acids are essential to our body, for example, arginine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, taurine, and histidine. Hence, hemp seeds are power packed with amino acids that are fundamental for us.

So, there are phenomenal ways in which one can benefit from hemp seeds. These seeds can be consumed in a number of ways and it is easy to inculcate them in our diets. Next time when you visit a health store, make sure you grab the products containing these seeds!