Hemp seeds contain a perfect balance of Critical Fatty Acids including omega-3 and omega-6

Hemp seeds are becoming quite a popular superfood among conscious people. Whether you consume them plain, in cereals, snack bars, shakes or in oil form, they pack a large nutritional punch that ought to put hemp seeds in everyone's diet.
 
Essential Fatty Acids
Hemp seeds are created up of 24% protein, include the full variety of amino acids and contain a perfect a balance of Critical Fatty Acids or EFAs. EFAs include omega-3 and omega-6, both help us maintain a powerful and healthy immune system and are responsible for shiny healthy looking skin, hair and nails. In fact, just A couple of weeks of 1-2 tablespoons a day of hemp oil will drastically increase the appearance of one's skin. For breastfeeding mothers, the EFAs from hemp can be a big support in replenishing the 11 grams of EFAs which are pulled within the mother daily through breastfeeding. The extra EFAs requirements to occur from a food source as the body doesn't replenish them on its own.

Amino Acids

Hemp seeds have all of the 21 known amino acids. Below is a list, in bold you will find the 8 essential amino acids.
    •    alanine
    •    arginine
    •    aspargine
    •    aspartic acid
    •    cysteine
    •    glutamic acid
    •    glutamine
    •    glycine
    •    histidine
    •    isoleucine
    •    leucine
    •    lysine
    •    alanine
    •    arginine
    •    aspargine
    •    aspartic acid
    •    cysteine
    •    glutamic acid
    •    glutamine
    •    glycine
    •    histidine
    •    isoleucine
    •    leucine
    •    lysine
    •    methionine
    •    phenylalanine
    •    proline
    •    serine
    •    taurine
    •    threonine
    •    tryptophan
    •    tyrosine
    •    valine
    •    taurine (considered essential for premature babies)
    •    histidine (considered essential for children, but not for adults)


 
 

Protein


Hemp seeds are composed of more than 30% pure protein, that's an excellent daily source of healthy protein. The protein observed in hemp is high-quality edestin and albumin, making it the greatest vegan source of this protein that’s required for your immune system. Hemp protein contains live and intact enzymes which make them very digestible proteins that effortlessly assimilate into the body. Its also an excellent choice if you are allergic to other forms of protein found in dairy or soy. Hemp seeds are also an good source of gamma linoleic and stearidonic acid which have been therapeutic for a number of problems like eczema, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, allergies and more.
 
Below is a comparison with the amounts of protein discovered in well-known sources of protein.

Soybeans 35.0%
Hemp seed shelled 31.0%
Hamburger beef 27.1%
Blue fish 26.0%
Cheddar cheese 23.5%
Chicken 23.5%
Hempseed — whole 23.0%
Almonds 18.3%
Wheat flour 13.3%
Egg 12.0%
Tofu 08.0%
Rice 07.5%
Skimmed milk 03.7%
 
Fiber and Carbs


The hemp seed is composed of 40% fiber, that's the most amount of any grain has to offer. Hemp seeds are comprised of 27% carbohydrates, virtually all of that's inside form of soluble and insoluble fiber having a 4-to-1 ratio of insoluble to soluble. Soluble fiber is powerful in slowing glucose absorption, slowing gastric emptying and increasing the excretion of bile acid, which helps to lower levels of LDL cholesterol from the body. Insoluble fiber is strong for healthy movement of food through our digestive system. This helps to retain our bowel movements normal as well. Adding hemp seeds for the daily diet will also lower your risk of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Hemp seeds also contain disease-fighting phytosterols. Studies have shown that hemp seeds, or even hemp milk, may well prevent heart disease, many types of cancer, in addition to inflammation-based diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
 
How can you take in hemp seeds?


Hemp seeds is eaten raw, ground into food, sprouted, made into hemp milk, made into tea, and utilized in baking. You can also get hemp seed oil which is from grounding the seed into oil form. This can replace olive oils in salads along with other dressings. There are various products at well health food stores that contain hemp seeds. Next time you happen to be there, look out for cold and hot cereals, bars, bulk raw seeds, oils, milks and butters!
 
Sources:
http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/gamma-linolenic-000305.htm
http://www.livestrong.com/article/217904-hemp-seeds-health-benefits-or-h...
http://www.hempfoods.com.au/

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