Hemp seeds come from the Cannabis sativa plant and are full of nutritious vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6 and folate.
There are many healing benefits of hemp seeds, which can be eaten raw, cooked or roasted. Let’s explore some of them:
• Hemp seeds are rich in healthy fats, including omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are both known for improving heart health by reducing cholesterol, blood pressure, and triglycerides.
• Hemp seeds are a great source of protein with 25% of their total calories coming from high-quality protein.
• Whole hemp seeds aid in digestion as they are a great source of both soluble and insoluble fiber which is found in the hemp seed shell. Hemp seed hearts have been deshelled and do not have the same high fiber content.
• Hemp seeds also help boost energy, reduce inflammation in the body and are a great source of iron.
• Hemp seed oil helps balance the lipids in your blood, helping relieve symptoms of eczema by reducing skin dryness and itchiness.
• Hemp seed oil is rich in vitamin E, which helps to sustain immune system function. It also acts as an antioxidant, helping to reduce free radicals that can cause cell damage in your body.
• Hemp seed oil may help relieve unpleasant PMS symptoms. Hemp seed oil is rich in gamma linolenic acid (GLA), which has been linked to reduced symptoms of PMS as GLA works to reduce the effect of the hormone prolactin on the body. Prolactin is often identified as a significant cause of the negative PMS symptoms like depression, irritability, bloating, and breast tenderness.
Hemp seed oil can be consumed internally and used externally on the skin.
Hemp seeds and hemp seed oil are a valuable addition to your wellness routine.
So tell me in the comments, have you tried hemp seeds? What’s your favorite way to use them?