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Saturday, September 21, 2013
Article # 546. Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds
Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds
seeds come from a plant that is similar to the marijuana plant, but has
lower levels of psychoactive cannabinoid compounds. The seeds and seed
oil are used in cooking
and for food. Typically, the seed’s hard shell is removed before it is
eaten. Seeds also are treated so they can’t be planted and grown. Hemp
seeds can have health benefits, but you should consult your doctor
before adding them to your regimen if you plan
to use them to treat a specific condition.
seeds are one of the only plant-based complete proteins. They contain
all eight essential amino acids, those that your body cannot make and
must be ingested. The protein
provided by shelled hemp seeds is proportional to both egg whites and
soy beans with higher levels of arginine and histidine. It is easily
digested and in turn often used to treat malnourishment. The consumption
of complete proteins is necessary for survival,
while it is also effective in curbing hunger and building and
maintaining muscle mass.
Essential Fatty Acids
is an essential part of a healthy diet and shelled hemp seeds are a
great source of polyunsaturated fat as well as essential fatty acids.
There are two fatty acids
that your body cannot produce on its own yet are essential to human
life. They are Omega 3, or alpha linoleic acid, and Omega 6, or linoleic
acid. The composition and balance of fatty acids in hemp seeds have a
positive effect on the inflammatory processes
and cell membrane activities in the body that are the infrastructure of
many chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and various
Vitamin E Effects
seeds are a source of vitamin E, which can help to boost immune
function and alleviate symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, according to
the University of Michigan. Vitamin
E also has a role in red blood cell formation in your body, and helps
your body utilize vitamin K, which helps your blood stick together, or
coagulate, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Soluble and Insoluble Fiber
seeds are comprised of 27 percent carbohydrates, almost all of which is
in the form of soluble and insoluble fiber. The fibers are found in a
4-to-1 ratio, insoluble
to soluble, in shelled hemp seeds. Soluble fiber is responsible for
slowing glucose absorption, slowing gastric emptying and increasing the
excretion of bile acid, which lowers levels of LDL cholesterol in the
body. Insoluble fiber is responsible for moving
matter through your digestive system and keeping your bowel movements
regular. As a part of a daily diet, it is also associated with a lower
risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
seeds can help you if you are constipated because they act as a
bulk-forming laxative, according to the University of Michigan.
Bulk-forming laxatives can improve
the frequency and consistency of stools, according to M. Borgia, lead
author for a study published in the Journal of International Medical
Research. Hemp seeds also traditionally are used to treat
atherosclerosis, exzema and attention deficient-hyperactive
disorder, according to the University of Michigan. However, scientific
evidence to back these uses lags, the school advises.