When most people hear the words hemp they automatically think that gets you high. That is not always true. Hemp has many different benefits that can help you different ways. You can use the whole plant from the seeds to the buds. The seeds offer one benefits for overall health such a full of protein and nutrients that are good for you. Hemp seeds or hemp hearts have a mild nutty flavor and are soft. Three tablespoons of hemp seed a day provides you with 166 calories, 14.6 grams of fat, 1.5 milligrams of sodium, 2.6 grams of carbohydrates, 1.2 grams of fiber, and 9.48 grams of protein. They are also a good source of zinc, vitamin b, magnesium, vitamin e, and iron.
Hemp seeds have almost ten grams of protein in them which is more than an egg has. They are a complete protein that has all nine amino acids that essential for ones health. Your body needs amino acids for your metabolism, immune system, and brain function. Protein is very important for your muscles. Therefore hemp seeds would be a great snack if you are on a vegetarian diet or if you are cutting back on animal meats. Hemp seeds are also high in antioxidants and omega 3 to help fight things like lowering your risk for heart disease, lower ones blood pressure, and reduce the risk of strokes. It can also help with the chronic inflammation from molecules that cause the pain that play a role in diabetes, alzheimers disease and other conditions. The oil from hemp seeds have supplements in them to help with eczema which is a skin condition. The fatty acids in it helps to protect your hair and you skin. Studies have found that omega 3 and omega 6 may prevent women from loosing their hair and possibly make it thicker. When one is on a diet, the high fiber diet is what fills you up to provide the weight loss. It also helps to lower your cholesterol and makes it easier for one to have a bowel movement. The linolenic acid in the seeds is what helps to lower ones cholesterol. The seeds are rich in gamma linolenic acid which are good for woman. The omega 6 in the seeds may reduce symptoms of menopause, tender breast and premenstrual syndrome symptoms. Not only does it help with all of this but it it can also help you with anxiety, depression, insomnia, and it can counteract hormonal imbalances.
There are some that consider hemp seeds to be a super food because of the nutritional value they have. If you decide to use hemp seeds in your daily diet you can use them whole or gring the seeds to bake them in your foods such as in muffins, cookies, and breads. Instead of using bread crumbs to coat your meat with, use hemp seeds. You may also mix the seeds in with your meats such as mixing up hamburgers, meatloaf, meatballs, casseroles, crock-pot meals, add them to vegetables you are cooking, sprinkle it on top of your fresh fruit, soup, or salad, add it to a smoothie or get some hemp protein powder to make your protein shake. You may also eat them raw, roasted, or cooked. There are different ways you can add it to your daily diet so you can get the benefits of it.
The recommended dose of hemp seeds are 3tbsp a day. I wouldn’t do all 3tbsp at one time. Start off with 1 tbsp a day and gradually work your way up. For one week do 1 tbsp. The second week do 2tbsp a day. Then on the third week do 3tbsp a day. I would also take it throughout the day. If you have worked your way up to 3tbsp a day. I would do 1tbsp at breakfast, lunch, and then supper. Always consult with your physician before adding this to your diet due to it can interact with some medications. When trying something new, do your research and ask questions.
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