Hemp is popularly known for being a superfood: “Hemp is super-nutritious and although tiny, quite mighty,” says Amy Shapiro, R.D., founder of Real Nutrition.
You can reap the benefits of hemp by adding hemp seeds on your food or have hemp milk or benefit from hemp oil or hemp seed oil supplements.
Hemp is a plant-based protein source. Hemp seeds contain all the essential amino acids, making it a complete protein.
Hemp seeds contain a small amount of complex carbohydrates. It releases glucose slowly into the bloodstream & prevents that dreaded energy spike and subsequent crash.
Weight loss happens with regulating your calories you intake. Hemp seeds can aid, but not singlehandedly, in making you lose the pounds especially when you replace your diet from red meat or whole-fat dairy.
Hemp seeds are packed with fiber, which is great for keeping you nice and full for hours.
Hemp is very high in magnesium, which is a mineral that naturally calms the body and relaxes muscles.
Anemia occurs when you don’t get enough iron, and the side effects are not pretty (think: lethargy, chest pain and dizziness, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute). Hemp seeds are a great way to counteract or prevent the condition.
Consuming hemp seeds “helps prevent heart disease, keep arteries open and decrease blood pressure,” because it has an ample amount of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Hemp seeds also contain high amounts of arginine, which turns into nitric oxide in the body—which is necessary for optimal heart health.