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Hemp for Health

Posted by Divya2700 01/10/2018 0 Comment(s) Edible Seeds,Nutrition,
Hemp for Health

Seeds of the plant cannabis sativa, hemp seeds, contain all the essential amino acids and essential fatty acids necessary to maintain healthy human life. No other single plant source has the essential amino acids in such an easily digestible form, nor has the essential fatty acids in as perfect a ratio to meet human nutritional needs. Hemp Protein, made from the hemp seed, is a high-fiber protein supplement that carry tons of nutritional benefits and can be used in numerous amounts of recipes. 

Health Benefits:

  • A 1.5-tablespoon serving of hemp seeds contains five grams of protein, 86 milligrams of magnesium, 10 percent daily value of iron, 1245 milligrams of Omega-3 fatty acids and 436 milligrams of Omega-6 fatty acids!
  • One of the Omega-6 acids, gamma linolenic acid (or GLA), is an excellent source of anti-inflammatory hormones that support a healthy metabolism and good skin, hair and nails.
  • Like flaxseeds, hemp seeds contain all ten of the essential amino acids.
  • It's protein source is much more digestible than others, and won't leave you feeling bloated.
  • Hemp seeds contain anti-aging antioxidants such as vitamin E.
  • They're also rich in other minerals such as zinc and phosphorus.

Culinary Uses of Hemp Seed
Hemp seeds are being used in many packaged products, usually found in health food stores. Some of these products, such as hemp milk and ground hemp flour, are relatively simple to make at home from the seeds. 

How to Use Hemp Seeds
Try sprinkling hemp seeds over a salad, as a topping on granola, puddings or other desserts. Frequently sold as a superfood, hemp seeds can be added to smoothies both at home and in many cafes and juice bars. Hemp seeds can also be used in baking and cooking though the nutritional content is at its highest in its raw state. Hemp Milk and ground hemp flour, are relatively simple to make at home from the seeds.

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