Hemp seed consumption
We all want to be healthy and live a great life.
We can do a lot for our own health, especially if we pay attention to our eating habits, exactly what we eat, what we drink in our daily lives. We need to provide our body with the best quality nutrient intake in order to maintain our vitality and health, which can be achieved by consuming hemp seed based products.
Nutrients are chemical constituents that can be divided into two main groups:
- Macronutrients: carbohydrates, proteins, fats and water
- Micronutrients: vitamins, minerals
To maintain our health, we need to eat properly, which means that all the necessary nutrients need to be delivered to our body in the form of food or drink in the right proportions.
Hemp is called a superfood because it belongs to those foods that are found in a balanced form in the plant with their high nutrient content. Foods that are consumed in smaller quantities with more health benefits are also called super foods.
Hemp seeds do not contain THC or are hypoallergenic. The consumption of hemp seeds and the nutrients made from them has a history of thousands of years, and their health-protective effects have long been known. The seeds can be eaten raw, ground, germinated, used to make milk, make tea, or used for baking, but it is also extremely healthy when mixed with various foods. Hemp seeds can be used as cereals, frozen wafers, hemp milk ice cream, hemp tofu, butter, and so on…
Foods made from hemp:
- cold pressed oil
- peeled seeds
- toasted seeds
- protein powder
- pellets (for animal feed)
- drinks (tea, milk, coffee, beer, liqueur)
Nutrient content of hemp seeds:
– 36% fat (non-trans fatty acid)
– 26% high-quality and easily digestible protein (edestin and albumin), which are well-utilized compounds for the human body. Because it is easy to digest, it does not cause bloating.
– 31% carbohydrate (insoluble dietary fiber)
– Polyunsaturated and unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, minerals
The other nutrients of hemp seed are:
– Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, which play an important role in protecting the body against inflammation and help reduce the risk of cancer, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and infertility.
– GLA – gamma linolenic acid
– SDA – stearidonic acid
– All amino acids, including the 9 essential fatty acids
– Vitamin B1 – thiamine
– Vitamin B2 – riboflavin: meat and dairy products have been the best sources of vitamin B2 so far, but hemp contains much more than food of animal origin.
– Vitamin B3 – niacin
– Vitamin B6 – adermin
– Vitamin B9 – folic acid
– Vitamin E – tocopherol
– Vitamin – beta carotene
– Vitamin C
– minerals – iron, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese
insoluble dietary fiber
Hemp contains at least 20 amino acids, including essentials that cannot be produced by all human bodies, as well as plant sterols and antioxidants.
It contains large amounts and ideal proportions of Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids, which is also important because the fatty acid ratio is unfavorable for most people. They usually consume too much omega-6 fatty acid, while consuming less omega-3 fatty acid. The unfavorable ratio of the two fatty acids strengthens the (chronic) inflammatory processes.
Hemp is one of the few sources of hard-to-obtain gamma linolenic acid (GLA). GLA is a healthy plant-derived omega-6 that the human body cannot produce.
GLA-rich hemp seeds can have a good effect on:
- ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
- Diabetes and diabetic neuropathy
- high blood pressure
- Multiple sclerosis
- PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Skin allergies
Vitamins are essential nutrients that the body cannot produce, so they need to be taken in with food.
Vitamins occur mainly in plants due to the sun or bacteria, but in some cases can also be found in the human or animal body.
About 40 different substances are known to be essential in human nutrition, 15 of which are vitamins.
Vitamin content of hemp seeds:
- Vitamin B1 – thiamine
- Vitamin B2 – riboflavin: meat and dairy products were considered to be the best source of vitamin B2, but hemp contains much more than animal products.
- Vitamin B3 – niacin
- Vitamin B6 – adermin
- Vitamin B9 – folic acid
- Vitamin E – tocopherol
- Vitamin – beta carotene
- Vitamin C
Minerals are chemical elements that a living organism needs. The most important are: calcium, magnesium, sodium, zinc, copper, iron, manganese, phosphorus and iodine.
Plants absorb dissolved minerals from the soil
About 16 chemical elements are required for the structural and functional biochemical processes of the human body.
Hemp seeds contain the most important minerals:
Essential fatty acids
Hemp seeds contain one of the highest concentrations of polyunsaturated fatty acids, including omega-6 and omega-3, in a 3: 1 ratio. Essential fatty acids are essential for maintaining our health, but they cannot be produced by our body, so they must be taken as part of our diet. Essential fatty acids are important components of cell walls as well as all the substances in the body that regulate blood pressure and inflammation. The body maintains its internal biochemical homeostasis with a dynamic balance of pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory processes.
For example, skeletal muscle balances opposing muscles, that is, while one stretches, the other contracts, thereby positioning the body. The body must be able to provide an effective inflammatory response to a bacterial attack, thereby promoting wound healing, but it must be able to keep this within limits so that surrounding, healthy tissues do not suffer unnecessary damage.
In case Omega-6 is enriched in the body but the level of Omega-3 decreases, the body becomes inflamed as Omega-6 has an anti-inflammatory effect while Omega-3 has an anti-inflammatory effect.
Excessive intake of Omega-6 fatty acids causes tissue damage that leads to vascular disease, vision loss, dementia, or chronic arthritis.
Hemp oil contains an ideal ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, thus preventing inflammation and strengthening the body’s autoimmune processes. Already a teaspoon of oil a day will help you achieve proper heart function, good memory, and beautiful hair and skin.