If you have not yet started digesting hemp seeds for your own personal consumption, I urge you to do so immediately. There is so much good information regarding this superfood that I cannot fit it all in this short article. But I can tell you that they are certainly the most delicious nut of all, bar none. The health benefits of hemp are primarily from its seed, the hemp seed.
Whole hemp seeds are, quite simply, the actual seeds of the hemp plants. In some instances, the seeds are also called hemp hearts too. They are extremely high in soluble and insoluble fiber, contain a healthy balance of Omega-3 fatty acids, provides a high level of gamma-linoleic acid (GLA), which is linked to numerous other health advantages, and has been shown in some clinical studies to be a highly effective anti-inflammatory. That’s right, you read that right. It’s one of nature’s most powerful health remedies.
So, what exactly are hemp seeds? Well, you will find that each seed of this superfood is naturally delectable, with a slightly different taste and texture. Depending on the type of hemp used to produce the seed (i.e., spouted, or not), the flavor may be mild, medium, or robust. Some hemp seeds, called hemp hearts are very sweet; others are savory. But, overall, hemp seeds provide an excellent source of protein, fiber, complex carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and trace elements.
But before getting into details about how consuming this seed can improve your health, let’s take a quick look at the anatomy of hemp. Hemp is a tall evergreen plant that grows up to six meters high and with gray, purple, or white flowers. The appearance of this remarkable tall grass is closely related to the appearance of its fruit (i.e., hemp berry). In fact, you will find that the two plants are quite similar, as they both have some of the same characteristics, such as succulence (they are low in resin), tough leathery leaves, and strong roots.
So, now that we know what hemp seeds are and their essential characteristics, how can they improve our health? Actually, there are several ways in which eating this superfood can make a positive difference in your life. One of its greatest benefits is its anti-inflammatory qualities, which help ease pain and inflammation. Another benefit of eating this superfood is its ability to prevent infections and promote a stronger immune system. Last but not least, hemp seeds help lower cholesterol levels, which is good for your heart, especially if it comes from a food product that is organic and full of nutrients.
These are just some of the benefits of hemp seeds, and there are many more to discover. If you want to get started growing them, all you need is a few bags of seeds and an ample amount of sunlight (or some artificial light if you live in a location with a little rain or sunshine). If you want to enjoy some of the other amazing benefits of this incredible food source, all you need to do is to grow your own. Just buy quality organic seeds and plant them yourself. You’ll be surprised at how easy it really is!