Hemp seed, it is also known as BHANG KE BEEJ in Hindi now I know many people got scared with this name but guys there is nothing to worry about it. It has many health benefits. These tiny seeds are ignored for such a long time because it has a botanical name is Cannabis sativa. Hemp seed is a variety of the cannabis plant but it does not cause any psychotropic reactions. Hemp seeds are the gift of nature it has a wide variety of health benefits.
What are Hemp Seeds?
Hemp seeds are the verity of Cannabis sativa plants. Hemp seeds come from the same plant where marijuana comes from but the cultivation process is different so that hemp seeds contain the very low level of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which makes it totally safe and very healthy for consumption. Hemp seeds can grow in almost every environment so it can be cultivated anywhere in the world. Hemp seeds are small, dark brown nutty seeds. It is not just used in healthy food items but also use to make varieties of industrial products such as paper, clothing, textile, plastic, Body care products.
Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds:
Weight Loss: If you are really serious about your weight management and always seek for something new so just grab your hands on hemp seeds it contains the high amount of protein 30g of hemp seeds contains 10g of protein is 20% of the total calorie. It contains all 9 amino acids same as quinoa so it is also considered as a complete protein source. It is very low in sodium & calorie so if you have it in a large amount you won’t gain weight. It is also a good source of fiber which suppresses your hunger and promotes weight loss.
High Fiber Content:
Hemp seeds are loaded with soluble & insoluble fiber so it helps in bulking up the stool and regulates your digestive track. Due to the presence of soluble & insoluble fiber, it reduces both diarrhea & constipation. The soluble fiber in it slows the glucose absorption which reduces the risk of the spike in blood sugar level which is beneficial for diabetic people. It also reduces the LDL (bad cholesterol) & prevents you from colorectal cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Healthy fats are also very important for our body for a proper body function. Hemp seed has the most important omega-3 & omega-6 fatty acid which is very important for our proper brain function, hormones and heart health.
Perfect For Hormonal Imbalance:
The Gamma linoleic acid present in hemp seeds works to regulate your hormonal imbalance mood swings, depression, weight gain and anxiety it also prevents you from the diseases like thyroid PCOS/PCOD as it contains omega-3 fatty acid, zinc, copper, magnesium, iron, and manganese, which is very helpful for thyroid, due to omega-3 fatty acid, rich in fiber & protein makes it perfect for PCOS/PCOD.
Essential amino acids cannot be produced by our body it can only be obtained by foods. Hemp seeds provide us all 9 amino acids with the lack of this amino acid the body can produce higher amounts of stress hormones and it can lead to blood sugar imbalances. Amino acids contribute to a calm, stable mindset and reduced amounts of stress. It has a big impact on our brain neurotransmitter function.
If you are a gym freak then hemp seeds are must have food for you as it contains all amino acids which are essential for new tissues creation in our body and to strengthen the muscle mass and density.
It contains fiber & plant-based protein & it also controls the blood sugar level & as it maintains the cholesterol level makes it perfect for our heart health.
Hemp seeds are high in minerals like magnesium which creates a very soothing and relaxing sensation throughout the body. Melatonin is a powerful sleep aid, when magnesium goes through the brain it converts into melatonin so insomnia patients have often claimed that magnesium supplementation is the reason.
Vitamins & Minerals:
Hemp seeds contain most of the important B vitamin group such as vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B12 which helps to boost your metabolism and energy. Hemp seeds also contain vitamin E which helps to prevent inflammation in the body. It is also a great source of Zinc which improves your immune system and Iron which improves the oxygen production in the body. It also has carotene, chlorophyll, calcium, copper, potassium, phosphorus,
Low in Carbohydrate:
If you are concerned about your weight and want to cut carbs from your diet you should go for hemp seeds it has very low carbs in it & plays an important role in your diet plan.
Hemp seeds do not have as such any big side effects but it may give hallucination for some people but it is rare and always choose a reputed brand of hemp seeds. If you are on anticoagulants it is recommended not include hemp seeds in your diet as it can affect your medication.
According to LIVESTRONG, it is safe for pregnant women.
DISCLAIMER: All the information provided here is based on personal experience & we tried to provide a perfect, valid, specific, detailed information. but it should not consider it as a professional advice.