About 73% of the energy in hemp seed is in the form of fats and essential fatty acids, mainly polyunsaturated fatty acids, linoleic, oleic, and alpha-linolenic acids.
When you remove the hull of the seed you are causing several detrimental effects to the nutritious whole seed. The main detriment is that you lose the hull, an excellent source of minerals but more importantly, a rare source of insoluble fiber, something that we get very little of in our modern diets. You can use the hull of the hemp seed to gently cleanse your colon and flush toxins from your intestinal tract. It is an excellent source of a type of fibre that is not found in our diets because of over processing of foods. Another good source of insoluble fibre would be soil, something not commonly consumed.
Whole hemp seed is also an excellent source of minerals and is much more stable out in the air then hulled seed. All in all, we feel that even though the seed is small, very crunchy, and may get stuck in your dental work, the benefits of the added fibre in your diet significantly outweigh the detracting factors of the hull
All dietary fiber is either soluble or insoluble. Both types are actually equally important to health, digestion and aiding in keeping many diseases at bay including diabetes, obesity, diverticulitis and constipation. The easy way of telling the difference between soluble and insoluble fiber is soluble fiber dissolves in water, insoluble does not.
The typical North American diet contains as little as 15 grams of fiber per day. This is much too low as even the most conservative estimates for the amount of fiber you should eat is 25 grams per day for women under 50 and 35 grams for men under 50. Even this is a significantly low estimate compared to a typical vegetarian diet rich with whole grains, fruits and beans. So a really easy way to boost your fiber levels is to consume some whole hemp seed, hemp flour or hemp protein powder as part of your regular diet.
How Much Fiber in Hemp Seed?
This is the good news. Whole hemp seed has a whopping 16.8 grams of fiber in a 56g serving. Eat a couple of hand fulls of whole seed and, voila, your minimum daily requirement of fiber. Even better news? Add some hemp flour to your baking, 50 grams contains 21 grams of fiber, 42% of hemp flour is fiber!!! Add protein powder to your smoothies or even make yourself some power bars with it and for every 30 grams you get 15.5 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber. Truly excellent.
Hemp is also proven to support heart, brain and eye health. It is the perfect omega 3:6 balance and contains 20 amino acids 9 of which the body can’t produce.
seeds can improve heart health, stimulate good digestion, build … skin and hair health, build strong bones, and balance the hormonal levels in the body.
Hemp Seed protein is comprised of up to 65 percent (Globulin Edestin).Edestin protein is found only in hemp seed that is required by the human body for making blood proteins and immune system boosters such as antibodies and gamma globulin making it easier for your body to absorb the full range of nutrients.
A whole food rich in minerals
Hemp seeds are an excellent source of anti-inflammatory hormones that support a healthy metabolism, skin, hair and nails. Hemp seed protein is much more digestible than other proteins and will never 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. The shell of the seed helps with digestion and scrapes the colon clean. Hemp seeds contain all ten of the essential amino acids.
Heart health and lowered blood pressure
Hemp seeds contain essential fatty acids that can reduce blood cholesterol. This keeps the heart healthy and also prevents plaque buildup in the arteries, which can ultimately lead to heart attack and strokes. Its fatty acids also reduce inflammation that can cause high blood pressure and poor blood circulation. Therefore, hemp can significantly reduce the workload on your heart.
Ensures a healthy mind
Your brain needs all the fatty acids found in hemp. Therefore, regular consumption of hemp can prevent diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s and can also improve your memory and IQ levels. Hemp seeds can also alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression and can improve your mood, builds muscle, helps bone health, and helps with the detoxification process.
Hemp oil is mostly used in high-end cosmetic products such as skin lotions, soaps and lip balms. This is mainly because this oil penetrates the inner layers of the skin and promotes vigorous cell growth for smoother and softer skin. Hemp is also good for clearing up skin disorders such as psoriasis, eczema and seborrhea, or any type of dry skin issues.
Hemp can help induce weight loss, because it is a natural appetite suppressant and makes you feel full longer due to its dense nutrient value. Adding just one tablespoon of the powder, seeds or oil of our hemp foods to your meals three times a day, can eliminate your junk food cravings significantly. You will also feel more energy and recovery time is cut in half and helps with workouts and other activities to help you lose weight.
Hemp provides high amounts of soluble fiber which keep your digestive tract healthy and clean. Therefore, you can easily eliminate digestive disorders such as constipation and bloating and will help considerably with digestion and bowel movements.
Helps to prevent cancer
Hemp contains lots of plant sterols and antioxidants that can help reduce risk of colon, breast and prostate cancer.
Helps with Diabetes
Hemp seeds are also helpful if you are at risk of diabetes, or are diabetic, as they can control your sugar levels. This is mainly due to the healthy essential fatty acids found in the seed that can help in the quick absorption of glucose from the bloodstream and its conversion into energy. Therefore your junk food cravings will be eliminated.
Many uses of the seeds and you can even make hemp milk!
You can also add hemp seeds to your smoothies, sprinkle them in salads, on cereals, or substitute them for nuts in your baking. You can also make hemp seed milk out of the seeds or Soft Center by adding water and blending.
These are just a few health benefits of the hemp seed, there are many more!
A 1-1/2 tablespoon serving of hemp seeds contains 5000 Mg 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)
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