HEALTH /HEMP SEED – THE AMAZING HEMP SEED
HEMP SEEDS: NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS.
Hemp seeds are an incredible vegan source of biologically available and easily digested protein. Hemp seeds contain all 10 essential amino acids. And did you know 3 Tablespoons of Hemp Seeds = 11 grams of protein?
Hemp seeds contain a healthy anti-inflammatory 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fat. In addition, hemp seeds contain an especially beneficial type of omega-6 fat called GLA (gamma linolenic acid). GLA is a direct building block of good anti-inflammatory hormones. Unfortunately, this special omega-6 fat is not typically found in foods. Here’s a short run down of the health benefits of GLA:
-GLA supports a healthy metabolism and facilitates fat burning (some people who struggle with weight loss despite eating a healthy diet get a weight loss boost simply by adding GLA to their diets.)
-GLA can help reduce hormone-mediated nuisance symptoms (bye-bye PMS!)
-GLA supports healthy hair, nail and skin health.
-GLA decreases the tendency of inflammation in general. This can be helpful to anyone with an inflammatory condition such as asthma, MS, fibromyalgia, arthritis, etc
-GLA helps lower bad LDL cholesterol and improve cholesterol ratio
Hemp seeds are rich in disease-fighting, plant-based phytonutrients and anti-aging antioxidants such as vitamin E. Hemp also provides a rich array of minerals including zinc, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and iron.