Cannabis Seeds The Unknown BenefitsCannabis Seeds The Unknown Benefits

Cannabis, aka hemp or marijuana, often triggers a negative connotation to people - especially because it is labeled as a dangerous drug, which one needs to avoid. Little do these people know that it actually has a lot of benefits that everyone should enjoy.

Cannabis seeds, in particular, have a lot to offer. They are generally safe even if they are oily and high in fat. It has been known as a "superfood", and as years pass, scientists get to discover more perks you get out of it.

What benefits can you get from the seeds?

Helps Strengthen Immunity

Eating hemp seeds can actually help strengthen one's immunity due to their 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 and Omega-3 Linoleic Acids. Hemp seeds are rich sources of phytonutrients i.e. elements that help protect one's bloodstream, skin, mitochondria, cells, tissues, organs and immunity.

You can instantly feel the benefits regardless if you take the seeds either raw or in oil form. They greatly help one's cardiovascular health, as well as general improvement of immune system.

Produces Vital Amino Acids

Hemp seeds have high protein amounts. They contain all 20 amino acids including those 9 essential amino acids that the body is not capable of producing. Included in these amino acids are those that remove one's toxins and strengthen immunity. Hemp seeds can help supplement them in the body perfectly.

Rich in Nutritional Value

Cannabis seeds are rich in vitamins and minerals, including fiber. They are rich in soluble and insoluble fiber that can naturally cleanse the colon and even decrease your sugar cravings.

It is the best source of vital fatty acids - its fatty acid content is higher than that of flax or any other nut or seed.

Better Digestion and Weight Loss

As previously mentioned, hemp seeds are rich in fiber, thus they are more than capable of keeping your digestive system well-maintained. It helps suppress your appetite, stop you from being hungry in between short periods of time and stop you from wanting sweets and getting that 'sugar rush'.

The fibers help your gut's probiotics and help secure both your immune and digestive system. You can add 4 tablespoons to your breakfast to curb any chances of excess hunger.

Reduces Inflammation

Cannabis seeds contain plant alcohols and sterols that help lessen inflammation, a factor in various diseases. They produce hormone-like substances known as prostaglandins that help the body function well.

Prostaglandins help not only in various body functions, but also in contracting smooth muscles and controlling inflammation.

To add, hemp seeds can help in GLA supplementation, which leads to better hormone health. Women who suffer from PMS will definitely benefit from it.

Fights Bad Cholesterol and Heart Diseases

Hemp seeds are believed to help fight bad cholesterol as well as various heart diseases.

These seeds are said to contain healthy fats and produce a component called phytosterols that help lessen the body's cholesterol amounts; hence, leading to the removal of fat buildup inside the arteries.

To enjoy hemp seeds, you can include two tablespoons to your morning drinks or smoothies to lower your blood pressure, improve your triglycerides, raise HDL cholesterol levels, and lower LDL cholesterol levels.

Rich in Nutritional Value

Cannabis seeds are rich in vitamins and minerals, including fiber. They are rich both in soluble and insoluble fiber that can naturally cleanse the colon and even decrease your sugar cravings.

It is the best source of vital fatty acids - its fatty acid content is higher than that of flax or any other nut or seed.

Summary

Hemp seeds are among those "superfoods" available in nature. It helps your overall body conditions, as well as maintain the processes inside. It is even said to be capable of sustaining your dietary needs even without the help of other healthy foods.

As you can see, cannabis seeds are definitely good for you. Don't be blinded by the negative hearsays about hemp; perhaps they haven't experienced firsthand what hemp has to offer. Don't worry. The seeds can't make you "high". No one can have that high feeling from hemp seeds or hemp oil.

It is understandable why people would have such a negative opinion about hemp, but as long as you don't use it in ways that will harm your body, then why not go for it, right?

by Toby Bluntt
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James has been a Gardening and a well being expert for some time writing for websites like http://www.cannabiseffects.org.uk/ for the last 5 years.
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