The Incredible Benefits of Hemp Seeds: A Superfood for Everyone

Hemp seeds are a great source of magnesium, which helps regulate the heartbeat and is linked to the prevention of coronary heart disease. They also contain linoleic acid, which according to a study reduced participants' cholesterol levels by 15% and could act to lower blood pressure. Many people consider hemp seeds to be a superfood. Seeds have a rich nutritional profile and provide a variety of health benefits.

For centuries, people in many parts of India have been consuming hemp products such as seeds, also known as “hemp hearts”, and hemp “seeds” (shelled hemp seeds) as a food product, cooking with them and using the seed to extract oil. However, only recently have urban Indians become aware of the many parts of the hemp plant that offer multiple nutritional benefits. Companies that sell packaged hemp products today call hemp seeds a superfood because of their high nutritional value. Hemp seeds are considered a superfood due to their high nutritional value.

They contain an almost perfect balance of omega 3 to omega 6, in addition to iron, vitamin E and all the essential amino acids. Hemp seeds are said to be the most nutritionally complete food source in the world. The high levels of magnesium, amino acids and B vitamins in Hemp Hearts make them a natural solution for relieving stress. Hemp seed oil has been found to help reduce the severity of hot flashes in postmenopausal women by up to six months, with a 33% reduction in the time spent with moderate to severe night sweats.

For a long time, hemp seeds were ignored for their nutritional benefits due to the botanical relationship between hemp and medicinal cannabis varieties. However, they are now being recognized for their health benefits. Hemp seeds are high in iron, which is essential for the formation of hemoglobin (iron), which transports oxygen through the bloodstream. Hemp is considered a complete protein, since it is an inexhaustible source of eight essential amino acids present in sufficient quantities to meet the body's needs.

Hemp seeds may help reduce premenstrual syndrome and menopause because they contain omega fatty acids that can be found in fish oils, but hemp has more content than salmon or tuna. Hemp seeds also contain large amounts of phosphorus: 16% of the daily value per ounce (compared to meat, such as beef, which contains relatively small amounts of phosphorus). The seeds can also be pressed to obtain oil, resulting in a seed cake that can be ground into flour and protein powder. Hemp seeds are also a healthy source of vitamin E and minerals, such as calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc. When considering the results of studies, it's important to note that researchers often use hemp seed extract, rather than whole hemp seeds.

Hemp Horizons manufactures hemp products for several brands in the industry and sells its own products under the “Health Horizons” brand. With so many incredible benefits from consuming hemp products, it's no wonder why many people consider them a superfood.

Tori Clar
Tori Clar

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