Are Hemp Seeds Your New Best Friend?
Let's start with this - hemp seeds are not cannabis (T.H.C.) seeds. Hemp seeds come from the Cannabis Sativa plant, but they are not the same species as pure cannabis (marijuana).
The hemp seeds do not have T.H.C., the psychoactive compound found in marijuana. We felt it was essential to make this distinction as most people get hemp and T.H.C. confused.
Now that we got that out of the way let's talk about why we love hemp. If you were to take 2-3 tablespoons of hemp seeds and eat them, you'd eat approximately 11 grams of protein. Protein accounts for about 25% of the calories in hemp seeds, a high percentage for a seed.
Since the seeds contain essential amino acids, they are considered a complete protein source. Our bodies cannot produce these amino acids, so eating them in your diet is necessary.
The plant kingdom is rare for complete protein sources, as plants rarely contain the amino acid lysine. So hemp makes the perfect partner for plant-based eaters. Also rich in vitamin E, hemp seeds contain minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron, and zinc.
What does this all mean in practical terms? Our body uses amino acids for building and repairing muscles and bones, as well as for hormone production and enzyme production.
Amino acids are also a source of energy. Vitamin E protects cells against damage caused by free radicals. The food we eat converts into energy, but our bodies produce free radicals as a byproduct.
Phosphorus helps to activate enzymes and keeps our blood pH level within a normal range. Potassium plays an essential role in all tissue functions in the body. It carries a small electrical charge that triggers the activity of cells and nerves.
Sodium is an essential mineral for our body. It helps the nervous system contract and relax muscles and maintain balanced water and mineral balance in the body. Maintaining nerve and muscle function, supporting a healthy immune system, stabilizing the heartbeat, and strengthening bones are all benefits of magnesium.
Sulfur contains methionine and cysteine, which are two of the amino acids you use to make proteins. You can find both of these amino acids in your skin, hair, and nails. Having enough calcium plays a significant role in our bodies. It helps with reducing blood clotting, muscle contractions, and heart rhythms, as well as regulating nerve functions.
Your body makes hemoglobin from iron, which transports oxygen throughout your body from the lungs. Zinc plays a critical role in creating D.N.A., cell growth, protein building, tissue healing, and immune health. Who knew a tiny seed could pack a big punch? Well, we did, which is why we are telling you.
Hemp seeds can help many people worldwide, and our mission is to do that.