How to Use Hemp to Live a Healthier Lifestyle

Posted by Harmony on 29th Nov 2017

Looking to harness all the benefits that hemp can provide?

It's a wonderful plant whose uses spread far and wide in our modern world. From its tough, fibrous leaves used in the textile industry to the nutritional value of its seeds, hemp is sure to become a staple in any household.

Throughout time, civilizations have used and continue to use hemp for its many natural benefits.

Unfortunately, for the past 80 years, the United States has outlawed farming industries from growing hemp plants. The tides are changing, though, and it's time to get hemp farming back on the map.

A new era of hemp growth and progress is dawning.

Read on below to discover the great benefits you can gain if you use hemp.

Nutritional Value

Hemp seeds (or "hearts") pack quite a lot of nutrition in each, tiny morsel. Let's break it down by the numbers in each shelled seed:

  • 39% essential fatty acids
  • 33% protein
  • 12% carbohydrates
  • 6% vitamins and minerals
  • 5% saturated fats
  • 5% moisture

If you're one to crunch your macronutrient numbers, that's a lot of protein!

To give you some perspective, a 100g serving of chia seeds only contains 17g of protein, while the same serving of hemp hearts contains 32g of protein - almost double!

That's a whopping dose of vital Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids you've probably been hearing about. These types of healthy fats are great for your heart, brain, and metabolism.

Let's take a look at the vitamins and minerals found in abundance in hemp seeds:

  • Iron - necessary for making red blood cells
  • Phosphorous - maintains healthy bones and teeth
  • Magnesium - supports a healthy immune system and muscle function
  • Zinc - used in cell replication and growth
  • Vitamin E - balances cholesterol and hormone levels
  • Vitamin B3 - reduces risk of heart attacks
  • Vitamin B1 - promotes a healthy metabolism

As you can see, there are some necessary nutrients contained in hemp seeds.

Not to mention that hemp seeds pack a lot of fiber in each serving. This is great for regulating the daily digestive process and promoting a healthy colon.

You can add hemp seeds into just about any dish.

They're small enough to not make much of an impact, but their nutty flavor will enhance the texture experience in your meal. Sprinkle them on cereals or salads, or mix them in with your smoothies!

Topical Applicant

Hemp has also been cultivated into oils that are great for the skin.

Hemp oil contains all the 21 known amino acids that are vital for therapeutic skin treatment.

Also, this wonder oil contains gamma-linolenic acid, oleic acid, and stearidonic acid. These are all great to treat atopic dermatitis and other skin conditions.

The profile of hemp oil's essential fatty acids so closely resembles the skin's natural lipids.

It's a great moisturizer with the added benefits of anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Check out our skin care bundle for even more benefits.

Use Hemp Now

As you've read, using hemp has many benefits.

It's easy to pack into your daily diet and skin regiment routine. Take a look through our products to see which works best for you.

We offer 100% organic hemp seed and products, delivered right to your door.

Go healthy and natural with hemp today!