Hemp seeds are exceptionally nutritious and rich in healthy fats, protein and various minerals.
1. Hemp Seeds Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease.
They contain high amounts of the amino acid arginine, which is used to produce nitric oxide in the body.
In one large study of more than 13,000 people, increased arginine intake was linked with decreased levels of C-reactive protein (CRP). CRP is an inflammatory marker linked with heart disease
Additionally, animal studies have shown that hemp seeds or hemp seed oil may reduce blood pressure, decrease the risk of blood clot formation and help the heart recover after a heart attack.
2. Hemp seeds are a great protein source, as more than 25% of their total calories are from high-quality protein.
That is considerably more than similar foods like chia seeds and flaxseeds, which provide about 16–18%. 3. Hemp Seeds and Oil Benefit Skin Disorders
Little Bowls Containing Hemp Seeds, Oil and Powder
Fatty acids may affect immune responses in the body (13, 14, 15). This may have something to do with the balance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.
Hemp seeds are a good source of polyunsaturated and essential fatty acids. They have about a 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3, which is considered in the optimal range.
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