Hemp seeds are one of the most perfect foods on earth! They contain one of the highest concentration of essential fatty acids (EFAs). Hemp seeds boost the immune system, metabolism and provide energy that lasts all day long. They are high in fiber, protein, and have the ideal ratio (3:1) of Omega 6 and 3. EFAs are vital for good health and cannot be made by our body, so they must be present in our diet through the foods we eat. Hemp seeds are gluten-free with no known allergies. Try some today!
Buy whole or shelled seeds plus high protein or high fiber powder. Read about the benefits of eating hemp seeds below.
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"I have given you every plant yielding seed....you shall have them for food." -God Genesis 1:29
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Hemp & GLA: Good Fat Burns Bad Fat
By Meghan Atkinson CN
More than 66% of North Americans are overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). While a sedentary lifestyle and poor dietary choices can contribute to America's expanding waistlines, there may be more to the story.
Research has found that a deficiency in the Omega-6 essential fatty acid, Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA), can actually inhibit healthy weight loss and weight control. In fact, recent studies suggest that obesity is linked with low levels of GLA.
GLA assists in weight loss by significantly increasing metabolism and encouraging stored fat to effectively be used for energy. GLA activates brown adipose tissue (BAT), which is an active tissue that burns calories for heat. When BAT is actively functioning, it acts as a powerful mechanism for weight loss and weight control. Studies report that BAT is less active in people who are overweight.
In addition, GLA also activates the metabolic process through its role in providing the nutrients necessary to control the sodium potassium pump in each cell of the body. The sodium potassium pump is essential for cellular homeostasis, and when it's functioning properly, it can use up to 20-50% of daily caloric energy. Thus, if the pump is not working effectively, the body will store this unused energy as fat.
As important as GLA is for an effective weight management, the challenge is that it only occurs in a very small number of foods in nature. As its name implies, it's an essential fatty acid, meaning that it must be obtained from the diet. I recommend hemp as the best source of GLA due to it's easy to assimilate and naturally balanced profile of essential fatty acids.
Hemp seeds are a nearly perfect food source. High in digestible protein, healthy Omega essential fatty acids (EFAs) and naturally occurring minerals.
Nutrition and medical experts agree that including EFAs (the "good" fats) in your diet can have important health benefits, including improved heart health, brain function (especially in children), skin conditions such as eczema and immune function. However, as our bodies do not produce EFAs, we need to obtain them through our food.
Hemp seeds have a perfectly balanced 1:3 ratio of naturally occurring Omega-3 and Omega-6 EFAs for our body. And unlike other seeds and nutritional oils, such as flax and fish oil, hemp seeds also contain Super Omega-3 Stearidonic Acid (SDA) and Super Omega-6 Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) in nutritionally relevant amounts that help to reduce inflammation and improve mental functioning, as well as make up for potentially impaired fatty acid metabolism.
Hundreds of studies have shown that essential fatty acids (Omega 3, 6, and 9) are essential for healthy cardiac function, insulin balance, mood stability, digestion, and skin and joint health. Omega 3 is known to lower blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels. They also play an important role in reducing heart disease and stroke risk. They improve cell growth, organ function, vitality, mental state, and enhance thought processes with the transportation of oxygen, electrons and energy throughout our bodies.
People suffering from Eczema, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Cardiovascular Disease have found that the properties in hemp seed oil have helped to reduce their ailments.
Hemp contains phytonutrients, which may boost immunity, purify the skin, and strengthen connective tissue. Hemp seeds may help with the reduction of cholesterol and blood pressure, reduce inflammation, increase healing time, improve circulation, and boost overall immune function and performance.
Research links essential fatty acid deficiency with cancer, cardiovascular disease, auto immune disorders, impaired wound healing, breast pain, pre-menstrual syndrome, hormonal imbalance, multiple sclerosis, skin and hair disorders. The type of fat in one’s diet is therefore critically important. If then we increase intake of EFA’s to 12-15% of our total daily food consumption then this alone quickens our metabolic rate. This results in a thermogenic reaction causing fat burn off and loss of excess weight. LA and LNA also substantially shorten time required for fatigued muscles to recover after exercise and they facilitate the conversion of lactic acid to water and carbon dioxide.
We all know that fiber is essential to health and well being. You should eat fiber every day, and lots of it, but most importantly, you should be getting insoluble fiber in your diet. Soluble fiber is material that can break down in the system. Insoluble fiber will not break down and will pass through you without incident, except to gently cleanse your inner parts. This is what is so good about hemp fiber, the shells of hemp seeds are mostly made up of insoluble fiber, helping to gently cleanse your system of the build up of toxins in your intestines and digestive tract.
FOR BEST WEIGHT LOSS RESULTS:
Eliminate soda pop, sugars, chips, & desserts from your diet.
Limit carbohydrates, i.e. breads & pastas.
Drink plenty of water.
Walk 10,000 steps per day.
"Make the most of the hemp seed,...and sow it everywhere!" - George Washington
Benefits of Hemp Seed
1. Excellent source and perfect balance of essential fatty acids including Omega 3, 6, 9. Contains 6 times more Omega 3 than tuna.
2. Increased energy levels and metabolism to promote weight loss
3. Lowers blood LDL cholesterol levels
4. Lowers blood pressure
5. Improves organ function
6. Improves immune system
7. Improves cardiovascular circulation & function
8. Contains an abundant source of GLA known to reduce symptoms of PMS & menstrual cramps
9. Mood stabilization and mood enhancement
10. Reduces inflammation and the symptoms of arthritis
11. Improves recovery of muscles after exercise
12. Reduces and treats dry skin and hair conditions
13. Hemp protects against a number of diseases including cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
14. Hemp seed contains antioxidants with amino acids and vitamin E.
15. Hemp seeds are GMO-free, Gluten-free, Herbicide & Pesticide free, THC free, Vegetarian approved and Kosher certified
16. High in dietary fiber. 60% daily value from whole seeds.
17. Hemp seeds provide 13 grams of Protein. Protein functions as the building blocks for bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.
18. Contains all 9 essential amino acids
19. Rich in Chlorophyll which detoxifies the blood, liver and digestive tract. It increases oxygen intake and fuels muscles for higher performance, endurance and recovery.
20. There are no known food allergies to hemp seed.
Hemp seeds contain 300% daily value of Manganese which helps the body form connective tissue, bones, and blood clots. It plays a role in metabolism, calcium absorption, blood sugar regulation, and reduces inflammation.
Hemp seeds contain 60% daily value of Dietary Fiber which normalizes bowel movements, lowers blood cholesterol levels, helps control blood sugar levels, and aids in weight loss. Dietary Fiber also significantly lowers your risk of developing coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, gastrointestinal diseases, and colon cancer.
Hemp seeds contain 50% daily value of Magnesium that reverses osteoporosis, prevents cardiovascular diseases, regulates high blood pressure, treats diabetes, migraines, insomnia and depression. Source.
Hemp seeds contain 50% daily value of Phosphorus that is essential for strong bones, teeth, and healthy blood. There is limited evidence that phosphorus intake may prevent certain types of cancer. Phosphorus has an important of keeping the kidneys in a normal condition. It does so by ensuring proper release of wastes from kidneys by the process of excretion.
Hemp seeds contain 45% daily value of Copper which is required by our bodies for absorption, storage and metabolism of iron, and helps supply oxygen to the body and is required for brain development and nerve cell communication.
Hemp seeds contain 35% daily value of Iron which is required in our bodies to make new cells, amino acids, hormones and neurotransmitters.
Hemp seeds contain 20% daily value of Folate (Vitamin B9) that is essential to numerous bodily functions including the production of healthy red blood cells and cells that line the digestive tract.
Hemp seeds contain 20% daily value of Thiamine (B1) which plays a critical role in the energy metabolism of all cells. It aids conversion of carbohydrates and amino acids into energy and is essential for proper functioning of the heart, muscles and nervous system.
Hemp seeds contain 20% daily value of B6 which aids in the production of antibodies in the immune system, helps maintain normal nerve function and is required for the metabolism of amino and fatty acids. It also helps regulate blood glucose and is critical to the development of the brain and nervous system of a fetus.
Hemp seeds contain 20% daily value of Zinc that helps proper functioning of immune system, digestion, control of diabetes, improves stress level, energy metabolism, acne, healthy skin, nails, eyes, and wounds healing. Source.
Hemp seeds contain 11% daily value of Potassium which helps maintain normal water balance between the cells and body fluids, electrolyte balance, cell integrity and is critical to maintaining a heartbeat, proper heart function, the transmission of nerve impulses and contraction of muscles.
Hemp seeds contain 10% daily value of Niacin (B3) which aids in the energy metabolism of all cells in the body, functioning of the digestive system, nervous system, and conversion of food into energy.
Hemp seeds contain 8% daily value of Riboflavin (B2) which is necessary for energy metabolism in our bodies. It is essential for body growth, reproduction, red cell production, and supports normal vision and skin health.
Hemp seeds contain 6% daily value of Vitamin E which is an antioxidant that reduces cholesterol, boosts the immune system and metabolism, reduces the risk of cancer, normalizes blood pressure, and is an anti-inflammatory.