Despite people's opinions, hemp seeds can be considered as one of the most nutritious plant-based sources of food known to man because of their loaded with nutrients. It is regarded as one of the five sacred plants in India. Interestingly, hemp is an extremely versatile plant that is used to make more than 25,000 different products, ranging from food, medicine, clothing, etc.
Please note that modern clinical research is backing up many of these claims as you read. Hemp seeds can be eaten raw, roasted, or cooked and is a good source of iron, vitamin E and B, Zinc, Magnesium, and Manganese. According to statistics, 30 grams serving of raw hemp seeds contains 166 calories, 9.47grams of protein, 14.6 grams of fat, 2.6grams of carbohydrates, 1.2 grams of fiber, and 0.45 grams of sugar. Finally, hemp seeds also contain high levels of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids.
However, here are some things to consider before adding it to your diet.
1. It is good for the heart?
No doubt, hemp seeds are a good source of plant-based protein because they contain all nine essential amino acids, and research suggests that hemp’s protein content is well-absorbed by our bodies. So this brings us to the question.
Studies reveal that hemp seeds are a great source of magnesium. Magnesium helps regulate your heartbeat and can also be linked to the prevention of coronary heart disease. Furthermore, they contain Linoleic acid, which one study found reduced participants’ cholesterol levels by 15%
2. It is good for brain health?
Hemp seed contains omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids. Studies have shown that it helps to balance supports to both the heart and cognitive health which is often lacking in most of our diets.
Hemp seeds also contain the plant compounds terpene. I made a little research and discovered that terpene may help protect the brain and prevent tumor growth.
3. Can it lead to digestive problems?
While the fat content in hemp seeds comes primarily from its healthy essential fatty acids, it is important to eat them in moderation to meet your recommended daily consumption of fat.
However, the fiber content in hemp seeds can cause digestive discomfort like bloating, nausea, or constipation in large amounts. I recommend that you drink plenty of water when eating hemp seeds to help avoid stomach problems.
4. Can a pregnant woman eat hemp seed.
Do you know that there is not enough clinical research to show that hemp is safe either orally or topically for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding? So, to be on the safe side it is better to avoid taking hemp seed during pregnancy.
So after carefully reading through it, let me know in the comment section your favorite protein from the list.
Hope this article was helpful.
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