Hemp Seeds - A Nourishing Superfood

Hemp Seeds - A Nourishing Superfood

Nutriwish AlapatiDecember 16, 2020

Hemp seeds are small, dark brown, nutty seeds from hemp plant cannabis sativa. They are a gift of nature and perfect super foods. They are so healthy that they have in fact, been compared to super foods like quinoa and high-protein meat sources. Hemp seeds are rich in all essential amino acids like methionine and cysteine and are a high source of arginine and glutamic acid which makes them a complete source of protein. You can get 11 grams of protein, from just 30 grams of these seeds.

Raw Hemp seeds are also a rich source of some essential minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, iron, calcium, potassium, sodium and zinc which are important for bone health, immunity and for delivering oxygen throughout your body. They are also an excellent source of vitamin E.

Hemp Seeds Nutrition Profile

One ounce (28 grams) of hemp seeds contains about:  

Nutrition Components Quantity
Calories 161
Carbohydrates 3.3 grams
Protein 9.2 grams
Fat 12.3 grams
Fiber 2 grams
Manganese 2.8 milligrams (140 percent DV)
Vitamin E 15.4 (77 percent DV)
Magnesium 300 milligrams (75 percent DV)
Phosphorus 405 milligrams (41 percent DV)
Zinc 5 milligrams (34 percent DV)
Iron 3.9 milligrams (22 percent DV)
Copper 0.1-milligram (7 percent DV)

 

Hemp is a widely utilized industrial crop in the world. Its fibers are considered to be the longest and most durable of all natural fibers, and it could even be grown without herbicides and pesticides. Organic hemp seed oil or hemp oil which is made by pressing hemp seeds are often used to treat pain and other health conditions.

Hemp Seed Health Benefits

Hemp Seeds are filled with numerous vitamins and minerals which are extremely beneficial to one’s health. Below are the health benefits of it:

Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease

Raw Hemp seeds are an excellent source of arginine and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which have been linked with a reduced risk of heart disease. Nitric oxide produced by arginine in it makes the blood vessels dilate and relax, leading to lowered blood pressure and a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke. Essential fats like Omega-3 fatty acids present in hemp seeds also help to lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation. This helps in reducing the risk of heart diseases.

Reduce Arthritis and Joint Pain

Hemp seeds and hemp seed oil are found to be helpful in relieving rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. GLA is an omega -6 fatty substance found in hemp seed oil which reduces inflammation in the body. By decreasing inflammation, it decreases the strain on joints and the pain experienced in specific limbs. Lower the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids such as 2-3:1 is more favorable in decreasing the risk of chronic diseases like arthritis.

Decreases Stress and Anxiety

Many Vitamins and Minerals like Vitamin B, Magnesium, Amino acids present in hemp seeds, make it a potent stress reliever. Magnesium works to support neurotransmitter function in the brain to reduce stress and anxiety whereas vitamins boost one’s metabolism and regulate the stress hormones by maintaining the homeostasis of the brain and body.

Cancer Protection

GLA present in raw hemp seeds is an experimentally proven anti-cancer compound. It was found to stop or reduce the rate of growth of various types of cancer cells and lower the risk of cancer cells invading other areas (metastasis). It also helps other cancer therapies work even better by reducing inflammation.  

Helps in Digestion

Raw hemp seeds contain the high amount of soluble and insoluble fiber, which benefits digestive health. Soluble fiber from the shell is a source of beneficial digestive bacteria which helps to reduce spikes in blood sugar and regulate cholesterol level whereas insoluble fiber helps food and waste pass through the gut and the intestines and decrease the risk of diabetes.

Reduces Skin Disorders

Eating hemp seeds can reduce skin dryness, itching, and rashes. Hemp oil is often used in lip balms, lotions, and soaps. The oil in it penetrates the inner layers of the skin and promotes healthy cell growth which gives smooth and soft skin.   

Organic hemp seed and hemp oil can also bring relief to eczema sufferers. The anti-inflammatory action resulting from the GLA as well as the favorable omega-6 to omega-3 ratio helps to reduce the symptoms. Hemp seeds improve the digestive function which removes toxins and allergens from the body and prevents eczema flare-ups.

Contributes to treat Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system leading to Physical disabilities and adverse symptoms. Hemp seeds improving effect on Myelin and mitochondrial membranes can be beneficial in helping MS Patients

Helps in Weight Loss

Hemp seeds increase the metabolic rate and have a natural appetite-suppressing effect. The high fat, protein and fiber content of the seeds make you feel full longer and reduce sugar cravings which help in losing weight for obese people.   

Reduce Symptoms of PMS and Menopause

Hemp seeds are rich in minerals like iron, magnesium, and zinc that promotes female health.GLA found in hemp regulates the hormone imbalance to reduce the symptoms associated with  Premenstrual (PMS)and Menopause.  

Other Benefits

Large fiber content present in raw hemp seeds is used in modern days to create fabrics and papers, such as canvas, linen, tea bags, and paper money. Other products made with hemp and hemp oil includes Body care products, Cleaning products, Health foods, Plastics, and Textiles.

Conclusion

Organic hemp seed is a superfood that could be easily incorporated as a powerful supplement into your daily diet. The recommended minimum intake of hemp seeds is 42 grams (i.e. approximately four heaping tablespoons) per day. Nutriwish offers premium raw hemp seeds and hemp seeds flour to help you achieve the healthy and active life that you wish to lead, by delivering nutrition suited to your needs.

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