How Eating Hemp Seed Could Improve Hair, Skin, Brain, Hormones, and More

Hemp is thought to have originated in the Himalayas. It was first planted in North America in 1606 by a French Botanist and became essential to new immigrants as a food and as textile. It is actually a variety of Cannabis plant, but has very low to no traces of THC. Because of their incredible nutritional make up they are often referred to as one of ‘nature’s perfect foods’.

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By Drew Canole

What’s inside

All essential amino acids, omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, magnesium, iron potassium, vitamin E

Hemp is thought to have originated in the Himalayas. It was first planted in North America in 1606 by a French Botanist and became essential to new immigrants as a food and as textile. It is actually a variety of Cannabis plant, but has very low to no traces of THC. Because of their incredible nutritional make up they are often referred to as one of ‘nature’s perfect foods’.

Health Benefits

Protein

Listen up, gym-goers: Hemp seeds contain ALL of the essential amino acids! This makes them an excellent plant-source of protein and for use in protein powders. Plus, they won’t give you the same bloating and/or gas that sometimes comes with eating whey protein. For vegans, vegetarians, paleo-dieters and really for anyone, hemp seeds are a superior form of protein. Hemp seeds have the most concentrated balance of enzymes, fatty acids and vitamins of any seed.

Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids

Hemp seeds are a rich source of essential fatty acids. According to Dr. Mercola, they contain more of these fatty acids than any fish and most fish oil supplements. Essential fatty acids are important for battling inflammation, improving brain health and function, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, reducing risk of heart disease and also maintaining high energy levels.

hemp_seeds2Hair, Skin and Nails

Hemp seeds are one of the only natural sources of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which has been shown to be beneficial for hair, skin and nails. You can find hemp seed oil in a number of natural hair products. The benefits will show when used both internally and externally, so be sure to incorporate hemp seed oil into your diet!

Hormone Regulation

GLA is also important for proper hormone health. Many women who suffer from extreme PMS symptoms have reported relief when supplementing with hemp seed oil.

Anti Inflammatory

Their fatty acids make them great for heart and cardiovascular health. Studies have shown them potentially beneficial to those with heart disease.

According to Dr. Axe there was a study published in the Journal of Arthritis and Rheumatism that found consuming hemp seeds lowered arthritis symptoms by up to 25%.

Weight Management

Hemp seeds have been shown to help suppress appetite and combat sugar cravings.

Other benefits

According to LeafScience.com hemp seeds have been found to have all the following properties:

Hemp is thought to have originated in the Himalayas. It was first planted in North America in 1606 by a French Botanist and became essential to new immigrants as a food and as textile. It is actually a variety of Cannabis plant, but has very low to no traces of THC. Because of their incredible nutritional make up they are often referred to as one of ‘nature’s perfect foods’.

7 Ways To Enjoy Hemp Seeds

#1 Raw

You can put raw, shelled hemp seeds into smoothies, sprinkle them on top of salads or add them to dressings.

#2 Sprouted

Hemp seeds explode with enzymes and powerful nutrients when soaked in water. This is another way to use them on salads or in sandwiches. Click here to learn how to sprout hemp seeds.

#3 Ground

Ground hemp seeds are great for making grain-free crackers and other dehydrated goodies.

#4 Hemp Milk

Nutritious and yummy alternative to dairy milk.

#5 Chocolate Hemp Protein Shake

#6 Super Seed Trifecta Granola

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#7 Raw Vegan Banana Hemp Seed Sushi Slices

Raw Vegan Banana Hemp Seed Sushi Slices
 
Ingredients
  • 1 organic banana
  • 1-2 tablespoons organic cashew or almond butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons organic hemp seeds (ground flax works too!)
Instructions
  1. Peel banana and spread peanut butter over the top half of the banana.
  2. Sprinkle hemp seeds on top and slice into bite-size pieces.
  3. Enjoy!

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Drew Canole

Drew Canole

CEO at Fitlife.tv
Drew Canole is a rockstar in the world of fitness, nutrition and mindset, with a huge heart for others and doing his part to transform the world, one person at a time.

As the founder and CEO of Fitlife.TV, he is committed to sharing educational, inspirational and entertaining videos and articles about health, fitness, healing and longevity. He is also a best selling author and the founder of Organifi, an organic, incredibly delicious greens powder, chock-full of superfoods to make juicing easy no matter your busy schedule.
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