What are superfoods?
Superfoods are nutrient-dense, whole foods that contain a high concentration of phytonutrients, long-chain carbohydrates and essential fatty acids, Omegas-3, 6 and 9. In order for a food to be labeled a superfood, it must offer specific health benefits above and beyond its normal nutritional value. Superfoods work together synergistically with your body systems, nourishing you at the cellular level for optimal health benefits. This is why hemp seed products are considered superfoods.
Hemp seeds are an excellent source of calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, copper, and manganese. Hemp seeds are gluten-free and will not trigger celiac disease. Hemp foods are high in Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) that make them beneficial to cardiovascular health while reducing cholesterol and triglyceride levels and decreasing the cellular explosion associated with atherosclerosis.
Hemp seed oil is 35% of the total seed weight, has the lowest amount of saturated fatty acids at 8%, and the highest amount of the polyunsaturated essential fatty acids at 80%.
There are two types of acids essential for the human body and can only be obtained through diet, linoleic acid (LA) and linolenic acid (LNA). Both are called essential fatty acids (EFAs). LA and LNA are the most important fatty acids for the human body. Essential Fatty acids are involved in producing energy from food and movement of that energy throughout the body. EFAs are important for growth, vitality and state of mind. Hemp seed oil is delicious, has both of the essential fatty acids and is easy to digest.
Hemp seed oil is 55% LA and 25% LNA, making it the best seed oil for optimal health and prevention of fatty degeneration. As compared with most nuts and seeds, the fat content of shelled hemp seed is relatively low, and seed food products have a low cholesterol content in effect reducing cholesterol levels. Hemp seed oil has on average the highest mono and polyunsaturated fat content of all oils, The ratio of the two EFAs is 3.38, closely approximating the 4.0 average ratio recommended by the World Health Organization.
Besides providing a person’s EFAs and having a favorable unsaturated-to-saturated fat ratio, hemp seed is an excellent food source of easily digestible, gluten-free protein. Hemp seeds are 36% protein content is comparable to soy beans but hemp seeds are 65% edestin making it easier to digest and better than that found in nuts, other seeds, dairy products, meat, fish, or poultry.
Hemp seeds contain all 20 known amino acids, 8 that are essential our bodies need and 2 semi essential that our bodies can’t produce and must acquire through diet. Proteins are considered complete when they contain all 10 essential amino acids in sufficient quantities and ratio to meet our body’s needs. No other single food source has these amino acids in a digestible form or has the EFA in perfect ratio to meet our body’s needs.
Hemp provides Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), which is a distinctive and exceedingly important Omega-6 in the family of Essential Fatty Acids. It's known for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, hormone production and balance, weight loss, improved joint function, healthy blood pressure, reducing menstrual cramps, also maintenance of hair, skin and nails.
Considering that almost all of Americans are deficient in Essential Fatty Acids. Hemp is a good source of EFAs and plays a critical role for men and women planning to have a baby and the baby, a good source of EFAs is very important. Fortunately hemp seed oil has naturally accruing EFAs of omega-6 and omega-3 that the body requires. By Ingesting 1-3 tablespoons of hemp oil daily is a great way for men and women to get the proper EFAs for preconception nutrition and is just good for health in general.
Hemp seeds have a wonderful "nutty" flavor similar to sunflower seeds or walnuts. Hemp seed oil is "emerald green" in color, with a very light, nutty flavor. Hemp seed oil can be used in all your favorite dishes that don't call for high heat.
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