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Why You Should Be Eating More Hemp Seeds Every Single Day!
5. Help with Skin Problems
The balance of omega-6 fatty acids and omega-3 fatty acids is very important to the body. Studies have shown that hemp seed oil helped persons affected with eczema and psoriasis. This is because hemp seeds are terrific sources of essential fatty acids and polyunsaturated fats. They also have a 3 to 1 ratio of omega-6 fatty acids to omega-3 fatty acids, which is considered to be the perfect balance. Omega-6 is known to regulate inflammation and immunity, which might explain why it helps with skin issues. Omega-3 fatty acids are also known for reducing inflammatory problems and the immune system function. These two essential fatty acids can help with all types of skin problems. Ask your doctor if eating hemp seeds might help with yours.
6. A Plant Based Protein
Hemp seeds are so high in protein that, by weight, they are right up there with lamb and beef. Two or three tablespoons of hemp seeds have about 11 grams of protein! Hemp seeds contain all 9 essential amino acids – that is why they are complete sources of protein, which is by the way is hard to come by in the plant world as most plants lack the amino acid lysine. Hemp seeds do not only have high amounts of the essential amino acids cysteine and methionine, but these tasty seeds also have high levels of glutamic acid and arginine. Our bodies can digest hemp protein very easily as well, in fact, better than many other legumes, nuts, and grains.
Hemp seeds are a very, very old food, but their popularity is just being discovered in America. Hemp seed shells do contain extremely small amounts of THC (the same ingredient in marijuana). If you are regularly drug tested, you might want to avoid whole hemp seeds and consume only hemp seed hearts.
You hear the word “superfood” tossed around quite a bit, but hemp seeds are perhaps one of the few foods on this planet that actually deserve the label.
Add hemp seeds to your baked goods by tossing a handful of hemp seeds into your batter. Salads are also turned into super salads by simply sprinkling a few tablespoons of hemp seeds into them. Your morning smoothie will never be the same after you add some hemp seeds to them.
Adding hemp seeds to your diet is easy and they are terribly addicting. Most people find that eating them right out of the bag is more addicting than potato chips!