All essential amino acids, omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, magnesium, iron potassium, vitamin E
Hemp is thought to have originated in the Himalayas. It was first planted in North America in 1606 by a French Botanist and became essential to new immigrants as a food and as textile. It is actually a variety of Cannabis plant, but has very low to no traces of THC. Because of their incredible nutritional make up they are often referred to as one of ‘nature’s perfect foods’.
Listen up, gym-goers: Hemp seeds contain ALL of the essential amino acids! This makes them an excellent plant-source of protein and for use in protein powders. Plus, they won’t give you the same bloating and/or gas that sometimes comes with eating whey protein. For vegans, vegetarians, paleo-dieters and really for anyone, hemp seeds are a superior form of protein. Hemp seeds have the most concentrated balance of enzymes, fatty acids and vitamins of any seed.
Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids
Hemp seeds are a rich source of essential fatty acids. According to Dr. Mercola, they contain more of these fatty acids than any fish and most fish oil supplements. Essential fatty acids are important for battling inflammation, improving brain health and function, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, reducing risk of heart disease and also maintaining high energy levels.
Hair, Skin and Nails
Hemp seeds are one of the only natural sources of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which has been shown to be beneficial for hair, skin and nails. You can find hemp seed oil in a number of natural hair products. The benefits will show when used both internally and externally, so be sure to incorporate hemp seed oil into your diet!
GLA is also important for proper hormone health. Many women who suffer from extreme PMS symptoms have reported relief when supplementing with hemp seed oil.
Their fatty acids make them great for heart and cardiovascular health. Studies have shown them potentially beneficial to those with heart disease.
According to Dr. Axe there was a study published in the Journal of Arthritis and Rheumatism that found consuming hemp seeds lowered arthritis symptoms by up to 25%.
Hemp seeds have been shown to help suppress appetite and combat sugar cravings.
According to LeafScience.com hemp seeds have been found to have all the following properties:
Growing up in Michigan, Drew saw first hand how processed food overtook America and his own waistline. After an encounter with a friend and a fresh pressed green juice, he felt the powers of using real nutrition as fuel and began his mission to be a role model for others to help them discover the possibilities of true health and happiness. After making a resolution to help change the world, on January 1, 2012, Fitlife.tv was born.
Drew Canole's transformation clients include celebrities, entrepreneurs, CEO's, authors and personal development gurus, such as Jay Kordich, Suzy Cohen, Joe Cross and MindBodyGreen.
The success of his first book on Juicing Recipes vaulted him to national attention as a first time author and has garnered media and television attention in the form of book deals, TV talk show hosting and national endorsements from some of the leading national companies focused on health, wellness and athletics.
Some of his books include: 10 Day Smoothie Challenge, Why-Dentity, A Juicers Practical Approach to Common Autoimmune Conditions, The Dream Hackers Guide to Higher Consciousness, with many more in the works.
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