How Hemp Seeds Help Promote a Healthy Lifestyle

Nutrient Content (1oz)

Vitamins

Excellent Source of: 

  •  Vitamin E- 77%

Minerals

Excellent Source of: 

  • Manganese- 140%
  • Magnesium- 75%
  • Phosphorous- 41%
  • Zinc- 34%
  • Iron- 22%

Also a Source of:

  • Copper- 7%

Other

Also a Source of:

  • Fiber- 8%
  • Antioxidants – Tocopherols

*All nutritional Info From (1)

How Hemp Seeds Prevent Chronic Disease

How Hemp Seeds Prevent Cancer

Hemp seeds have not been rigorously studied for their ability to prevent cancer, but a few properties have been shown to be promising for the cancer prevention.

  • It is better understand now that polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are great for health and contain potent anti-inflammatory properties. What is lesser known is that there is an optimal ratio of these fats that should be consumed. Often, American diets are high in omega 6 fatty acids and lower in omega 3s, resulting in a high ratio of omega 6’s to omega 3’s. Optimal health benefits have been found to be at values of 3:1 or 2:1 of Omega 6: Omega 3 fatty acids. Hemp seeds have this exact ratio, which is why they are believed to help combat cancer progression (2).
  • Hemp seeds are also one of the best sources of vitamin E, one of the more powerful antioxidants we can obtain from our diet (3).

How Hemp Seeds Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

A majority of Hemp seeds’ benefits can be found in its positive effects on cardiovascular function.

  • Hemp seeds contain linoleic acid and gamma-linoleic acid, both of which have been shown to reduce LDL cholesterol levels (4). LDL cholesterol is considered “bad” cholesterol because it can get stuck on your arterial walls as plaque and block blood flow. Plaque buildup, if left unchecked, can lead to heart attack and stroke (5).
    • These two compounds also have been shown to have potent anti-inflammatory capabilities. Cardiovascular issues are exacerbated by chronic exposure to inflammation (6).
  • Linoleic acid has also been shown to reduce blood pressure, but studies never replicated this effect when the linoleic acid was sourced from hemp seeds (7).
  • Another excellent characteristic of hemp seeds is their dense protein composition. Just one tablespoon contains 18% of your daily protein! The protein in hemp seeds is packed with arginine; when consumed, arginine gets converted into nitric oxide, which has been shown to relax blood vessels and improve blood flow (8).

How Hemp Seeds Prevent Diabetes

Nuts and seeds have been shown to combat spikes in blood sugar when they are consumed with high glycemic foods. High glycemic foods like white bread, chips, and cookies are low in fiber and high in sugar, so they are digested and absorbed quickly. The fiber and protein in hemps seeds help to slow digestion to allow for more gradual absorption of glucose. Consistent spikes in blood sugar can lead to insulin resistance, a condition that can lead to diabetes. 

Hemp Seeds Promote a Number of Health Benefits

How Hemp Seeds Promote Skin Health

As mentioned previously, hemp seeds contain the optimal omega 6: omega 3 ratio. This ratio and the consumption of gamma-linoleic acid and linoleic acid improve skin issues like psoriasis and acne (9).

How Hemp Seeds Promote Weight Loss

As one of the highest sources of plant protein and a good source of fiber, hemp seeds help to fill you up and keep you fuller for longer to prevent overeating.

How Hemp Seeds Promote Digestion

Hemp seeds contain both soluble and insoluble fibers. The insoluble fiber adds bulk to your stool to regulate bowel movements, while the soluble fiber works to feed the good bacteria in your gut so they can promote nutrient absorption and regular bowl movements too (10).

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