Good afternoon, dear friends!
Today you learn a lot of new and interesting surprising superfood — hemp seeds.
You shouldn’t be frightened by the words “hemp” at once: hemp seeds, unlike leaves and a stalk of a plant, don’t contain the psychotropic substance of cannabidiol which just and is the reason of narcotic action in a human body. Therefore sale and purchase of a hempy seed is quite a lawful procedure.
Hemp is used by people already more than ten thousand years and is one of the oldest crops. Our ancestors collected at first seeds of wild-growing plants, but gradually hemp “cultivated” and began to grow up independently.
Hemp seeds are — very nutritious product. They can be eaten in the raw, and it is possible to add to other dishes: smoothies, salads, pastries, soups, etc.
The advantage for the health of hempy seeds
Seeds of hemp are the real a well of vitamins, minerals, and other useful substances. Each seed consists approximately of 44% of high-quality vegetable fats, 33% of useful vegetable protein, and 12% of cellulose and carbohydrates. The rest — moisture.
Further, we will investigate the useful impact of seeds of hemp on an organism in more detail:
Prevention of cardiovascular diseases
Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are dominating in the majority of vegetable oils. However, not all oils contain these fatty acids in enough and a proper correlation to bring the maximum benefit to our organism. In seeds of hemp and in hempseed oil there is an ideal ratio of the Omega-6 and the Omega-3 of acids that is a quite good reason as often as possible to use this useful superfood in the diet.
Improvement of a condition of the skin
Along with the Omega-3 and the Omega-6 fatty acids, seeds and oil of hemp contain some types of fats which are difficult for finding in other power supplies. Namely: gamma and linolenic acid (GLA) and stearidonic acid (SDA). They are considered as “super” polyunsaturated fatty acids, and, according to the last researches, can facilitate symptoms of some skin diseases, including dermatitis.
These fatty acids are also capable to accelerate metabolism, facilitate PMS symptoms (premenstrual syndrome), improving the condition of hair, skin, and nails, reducing the level of “bad” cholesterol in the blood, and also reducing various inflammations in an organism. The last is especially important for those people who have asthma, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other inflammatory diseases.
Maintenance of health of muscles
Seeds of hemp are an excellent source of high-quality vegetable protein—construction material for our muscles. It does a product especially important for vegetarians and vegans. Hempy seeds contain an almost full range of amino acids and construction blocks of proteins which can be found in meat and dairy products. The only plant with an even big set of proteins is soy. However, that type of protein which is in hemp seeds is easier to digest and acquire by our organism.
Increase in the level of immunity
It was proved that the consumption of seeds of hemp improves the functioning of the immune system. And to it there are many explanations. In particular, hemp is rich in fatty acids and phytonutrients and also globulinovy squirrels which are necessary for the normal functioning of the immune system contain these seeds.
Improvement of functioning of a brain
The fatty acids which are contained in the seeds and oil of hemp help to improve brain activity. The research of the properties of seeds of hemp proved that the regular use of a product in food has a positive effect on patients suffering from such illnesses as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
Seeds of hemp are very nutritious therefore they help to keep feeling of satiety for a long time. The ideal combination of fats, proteins, and cellulose in hempy seeds perfectly helps with the maintenance of normal weight. If you try to lose weight and you keep to a diet, then try to add a few seeds to any dishes. At the same time, you will eat much less as saturation will occur earlier, and shooters of your scales will gradually spread down.
Decrease in level of “bad” cholesterol
Seeds of hemp contain a high level of special substances — the phytosterols capable to reduce the level of lipoprotein of low density (“bad cholesterol”). And during the last researches, it was proved that phytosterols also help with the fight against oncological diseases, slowing down the growth of cancer cells.
Prevention of diabetes
If you have prediabetes, or you already have this terrible disease, then the use of seeds of hemp will help to regulate sugar levels in the blood. It is promoted besides by the most useful fatty acids which are contained in a large number in hempy sunflower seeds. But even if you are not a diabetic, then all the same always support sugar in the blood at the appropriate level!
Questions and answers
In what form it is possible to eat hemp seeds?
You can safely buy and eat the raw seeds of hemp. Except for them, it is possible to buy hempy “nutlets” which represent the cleaned hempy seed. Also, you can try oil, flour or milk from hempy seeds. In addition to it in shops, it is possible to see hempy bread, muesli, pasta, and other products which contain hemp seeds as one of the ingredients.
What taste do hemp seeds have?
Seeds of hemp have a nut, slightly sweetish taste. Some describe it as the taste of pine nuts, but softer. Oil also has a nut aroma and greenish color. Externally hempseed oil is very similar to olive.
Whether it is possible to prepare I write by means of hempseed oil?
Hempy seeds oil isn’t recommended to be used for frying. Heating kills all advantages of this unique product, and polyunsaturated fats under the influence of high temperature can be transformed to hazardous substances and carcinogens. Therefore use hemp seed oil only for cold or warm dishes.
You can add seeds of hemp, for example, to pastries. However, try to train her at low temperatures to keep all advantage of a hempy seed.
What is hempy protein powder?
Hempy protein powder represents the final stage of the processing of seeds of hemp. Whole seeds at first process into oil, and the remains are grind in flour which can be used for pastries. Also, do protein powder of hempy flour. However, at the production of protein powder, most part of the cellulose and useful fats is lost therefore whole seeds of hemp are nevertheless much more useful and are more nutritious.
What quantity of seeds of hemp can be eaten every day?
From three to five tablespoons of seeds, a day for the adult is an acceptable quantity. For a daily diet of the child you use the same quantity, but only teaspoons of seeds.
How to store hemp seeds?
There are several grades of a hempy seed and each of them has a period of storage — from several months to three years. Therefore surely specify this moment at the seller or attentively read instructions on the packing.
It is necessary to store seeds in a dark cool place, in dry and tight packing, without allowing a temperature difference (for example, in a fridge door).
Well, for today we have everything! Hemp seeds — it is tasty and it is useful! Use them every day, adding to a smoothie or other dishes, and you in your own experience will be able to estimate all advantages of this remarkable superfood!
Good health to you and your family!
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