The nutritional benefits of hempseeds have been touted by mainstream media sources from Men’s Health and Shape.com to Fox News. Today, hempseeds are commonly listed among the hottest superfoods to incorporate into your diet along with kale and goji berries. As the hype around hempseeds and hemp oil builds, you may be asking yourself if this is just another health fad that will eventually be debunked and lose popularity. Unlike many other superfoods and supplements that have become popular, the nutritional and therapeutic benefits of hemp have been celebrated for thousands of years. Science is finally catching up with holistic medicine and substantiating the manifold benefits of this remarkable plant.Nutritional and therapeutic benefits of hemp have been celebrated for more than 3,000 years. Click To Tweet
Poorly backed up claims and exaggerated benefits of health fads are often exposed once scientists jump on the band wagon and begin researching. Scientific studies conducted on the therapeutic and nutritional value of hemp have revealed that it lives up to the hype. The following are three of the top reasons why hemp deserves its elevated health status:
- Hempseeds are an easily digestible, nutrient rich protein
Hempseeds are an outstanding plant-based protein. The similarity between the protein in hempseeds and our bodies makes them one of the easiest proteins to digest. The high quality proteins are rich in essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, C and E as well as calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc. The nutritional value of hempseeds makes them well worth incorporating into your diet, especially if you are a vegetarian or vegan.
- Hemp oil has an ideal balance of essential fatty acids and is rich in antioxidants
This is great news since incorporating the ideal ratio of essential fatty acids into your diet has been linked to improved heart health including lowering cholesterol and high blood pressure. Along with having this ratio of fatty acids, hempseed oil is also rich in antioxidants that offer many health benefits including anti-aging properties.
- Whole plant hemp oil is rich in cannibidoil (CBD), a valuable cannabinoid
Cannabinoids are incredible chemical compounds that are found in very few foods. CBD is one of these compounds. Scientific research has demonstrated that CBD may help our bodies to achieve and maintain a healthy homeostasis. Whole plant hemp oil is one of the only sources of this exceptional compound.
Hemp has been improving human health since the dawn of Chinese civilization and even played a significant role in shaping the American colonies in the infancy of the U.S. Now that science is validating its numerous benefits, it is poised to become a staple in health and wellness.