Imagine being disliked and ignored just because your family has a bad rep? Well, it happened to hemp. Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa (marijuana) plant, but it’s not marijuana and unlike marijuana it does not have large amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which what gives people that high feeling. Because of this, hemp has been banned for growth in America. You can still buy hemp products in America, you just are not allowed to grow it. Thus, the potential profit and advantages that could boost the agricultural economy in America, are largely overlooked (to say the least).
Hemp is not only a superfood for your body but it also has great number of potential industrial uses. In a famous 1938 article, hemp was declared as a cash crop soon to be worth a billion dollars. [See the Popular Mechanics article “New Billion Dollar Crop”. In the early 1900’s hemp was heavily used in many areas such as food, ropes, linens and even American flags. The variety of hemp applications is unbelievable. Unfortunately,
Amazing Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds you Didn’t Know About
- Hemp Seeds (where to find) Are Extremely Beneficial and Nutritious. Hemp seeds contain all the essential amino acids and essential fatty acids vital for optimal health. Hemp Protein contains all 20 Amino Acids including the 9 Essential Amino Acids. There are 9 essential amino acids that your body can not produce on its own and hemp has them all. If you don’t consume foods rich in these essential amino acids, your health will be compromised. Amino acids work as a building block of proteins. Essential amino acids (contained in hemp) are the most digestible in the world. Hemp also contains vitamin A, E and D, and many B vitamins, sodium, calcium, dietary fiber and iron.
- Hemp Seeds are one of the best vegetable sources of protein. The proteins contained in hemp are similar to proteins in the human body. Thus, hemp provides the right amount of amino acids to help our bodies produce protein. Hemp protein consists of globulins (edestin) and albumin. Approximately 65% of the protein in hemp seeds is made up of the globulin protein Edestin and is found only in hemp seeds. (you can find them here)
- Hemp is one of the world’s most potent natural sources of magnesium. Around 75% of people in America are Magnesium deficient. Being one of the most vital minerals, it is responsible for over 300 different biochemical reactions which are essential for your body to function properly. 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds contains 92% of your daily value of magnesium.
- Hemp contains the perfect ratio of omega fatty acids :3- omega-3`s to 1-omega-6. Omega-6 is only beneficial for our bodies if the ratio of Omega-6 and Omega-3 is 3 to 1. As a nation, we do not consume enough of these. The current ratio in America is at 50:1. Our culture is way to indulged in processed pre-packaged food and vegetable oil. Abnormal ratios cause inflammation that leads to premature aging and various diseases.
- Hemp is very easy to grow and is GMO free. The hemp plant requires very little pest control. It is also perfect for the American climate. According to the Hemp Industries Association, only about eight known pests out of a hundred can cause serious problems for hemp. This means it is mostly grown without pesticides, herbicides or fungicides. It grows extremely fast so it can provide natural alternatives to many industrial spheres, making it safer and more natural for human consumption. (Read more)
Health Benefits of Hemp
- Balances Hormones
- Improves Organ Function
- Improves Cardiovascular System
- Lowers Blood Pressure
- Reduces PMS Symptoms
- Hemp seed oil (here) nourishes and improves your hair and skin on a cellular level as the oil penetrates the inner layers of the skin and promotes cell growth
- Boost your energy levels
- Help with weight loss as they produce a longer feeling of satisfaction
- Help with digestive disorders as it contains a great amount of soluble fiber
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