5 Incredible Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds

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Hemp seeds are considered a superfood by many individuals. This is due to their great nutritional profile and also their ability to provide numerous health benefits for our bodies. This unique nutritional profile includes omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, all 20 amino acids and each of the 9 essential amino acids, iron, magnesium, B vitamins, vitamin D and E and both soluble and insoluble fibre, among many other nutrients. Lets discuss some of the health benefits associated with consuming hemp seeds.

1. Hemp seeds can help with the overall health of our heart, and may reduce the risk of heart disease. These seeds are rich in arginine, an amino acid which is used by the body to produce nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a molecule that makes the blood vessels in our body relax and dilate. This can help reduce heart disease and also lower blood pressure levels. Hemp seeds can also decrease the risk of blood clot formation. As well, they contain gamma-linolenic acid. GLA can help to reduce inflammation in the body and promote the overall health of our heart.

2. Hemp seeds are also a great food for our skin. They work as a natural beauty food. The oil in hemp seeds is known for penetrating and softening our skin while also promoting healthy cell growth when applied topically. In this way, it can also help treat dry and flaking skin. As well, hemp seed oil can help with certain skin disorders such as psoriasis and eczema due to its rich source of nutrients and ability to hydrate, smooth and soften the skin.

3. Hemp seeds are a rich source of both insoluble and soluble fibre for our bodies. This healthy fibre can help to improve our digestive health. It can also help to keep our gastrointestinal system regular, as well as preventing constipation. They also help to feel the probiotics in our bodies and promote our overall health. Importantly, you don’t have to eat a ton of hemp seeds to obtain this fibre. In a 56 gram serving of whole hemp seeds, there is 16.8 grams of fibre.

4. Hemps seeds can also help reduce inflammation in the body and reduce symptoms of joint pain and arthritis. It can due this because of the amazing amounts of nutrients found in these seeds. As well, the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid ratio in hemp seeds is great for naturally reducing inflammation in the body. As well, the GLA found in hemp seeds has been found to reduce joint pain and arthritis symptoms for individuals who consume these seeds and can also help to reduce inflammation in the body.

5. Lastly, hemp seeds can help us to lose weight when consumed. They are known as natural appetite suppressant and can help to reduce sugar cravings. As well, due to these seeds being rich in fibre and a good source of healthy fats, they can help you to feel full longer and reduce snacking through out the day. Not only will you feel more full, but they are a great source of nutrition and will provide adequate nutrients to your body, an important point for anyone who is dieting or restricting calories.

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DISCLAIMER: This video is for educational and informational purposes only. While we have tried to ensure that the information is sound and accurate, we cannot guarantee its accuracy. The information in this video should not be substituted for professional medical advice and opinions. If you are experiencing any ailments, serious or otherwise, always seek professional medical treatment and advice.