Healing with Whole Foods

Benefits of Hemp Seeds


Hemp seeds come from the plant Cannabis Sativa. Although they come from the same family as marijuana, hemp seeds only contain trace amounts of THC. They do not cause any psychotropic reactions.  Hemp seeds are actually very healthy for you.  They are considered a super food and there are many benefits to consuming them. Here a few…

Protein: In just three tablespoons of hemp seeds are ten grams of protein. They are packed with all the essential amino acids, which make them a complete source of protein.

GLA (gamma-linolenic acid):  Hemp seeds are a great source for GLA. GLA has been shown to help with many health issues such as eczema or other skin disorders, cancer, arthritis, heart disease, and menopause, and PMS.

Fiber: Hemp seeds are a great source of fiber, which aids in digestive health and bowel regularity.

Heart Health: Hemp seeds can naturally lower cholesterol and blood pressure. They also contain all the key ingredients to building a healthy heart.

Arthritis and Joint Pain: Hemp seeds contain high levels of arginine, an amino acid which has anti-inflammatory properties. This can be helpful in relieving rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.

Weight Loss: Because hemp seeds are so high in fiber and protein, they can act as a natural appetite suppressant to make you feel fuller longer.

Stress and Anxiety Relief: The many minerals and vitamins in hemp seeds, such as magnesium, b vitamins, and amino acids, make them a perfect natural remedy for stress relief.

In conclusion, hemp seeds are filled with numerous minerals and vitamins that are essential for daily health. They also contain large amounts of fatty acids, fiber and amino acids that are beneficial for health.

I love to add hemp seeds to smoothies or oatmeal in the mornings. You sprinkle them on just about anything.  I also used them in my No Nuts Oat Balls.  We buy the Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts Raw Shelled Hemp Seeds because they are made in a peanut and tree nut free facility!

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