Hemp seeds how to eat them and why you should do it

Do you know what’s a little absurd? A few hundred years ago, when early American colonists first cultivated the rich and fertile landscape of the eastern United States, land farmers could be required by law to grow and harvest hemp. They cultivated hemp for the unlimited nutritional components of the seed and for the construction of textile components of the stem (hemp fibers were commonly used to make rope, paper, clothes, etc.). In this article, we look at 5 key health benefits of eating hemp seeds. Why you should make every effort to establish them as an essential part of your daily nutritional intake.

Nutritious and protein-rich hemp seeds

Hemp Seeds: What are their uses

To be clear, when we say “hemp seeds” we are referring collectively to cannabis seeds in general. In terms of basic nutritional benefits, for example, there is no real difference between a hemp seed and a cannabis seed that produces a high concentration of THC (cannabinoids like THC and CBD do not exist in the seed – only in the flower. , in the stem and leaves).

Indeed, this is why there is a big difference in terms of medicinal potential between the seeds of the cannabis/hemp plant and the plant material itself. Most of the medicinal properties of marijuana come from the presence of active cannabinoids (i.e. CBD and THC), as well as some terpenes, flavonoids, etc. Since marijuana seeds do not contain cannabinoids, they are not really used for medicinal/therapeutic purposes.

However, what they lack in “therapeutic cannabinoids,” they make up for in more health and nutritional benefits. Their content of omega acids and proteins, for example, is almost the second in terms of food properties of plant origin.

Anyway, without further ado, let’s take a look at the top 5 reasons why you should eat marijuana seeds.

Here are the top 5 reasons why you should eat hemp seeds

1) High content of natural proteins and easy to digest

Most self-respecting nutritionists will tell you that plant-based proteins are dramatically healthier and easier for the body to digest than animal-based proteins.

Marijuana seeds are one of the best sources of natural plant protein you can find. This is why farmers all over the world used nothing but “cannabis seeds” to feed their livestock. It’s also the reason why hemp protein powder bodybuilding is becoming more and more popular and it’s (probably) why world-class fighters like Ronda Rousey start their day with a dose of hemp hearts before run to the gym.

2) It can help you lose weight!

Believe it or not, strong cannabis seed diets have been used to help people gain and lose weight. For obese people looking to shed a few pounds, marijuana seeds are a great way to stay healthy and full throughout the day because they are full of vitamins (especially vitamin E), minerals (including potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc), nutrients and (as already discussed), proteins.

On the flip side, they are also good for helping you gain weight (in a healthy way), due to these same nutritional characteristics.

Light marijuana seeds for the birth of high CBD cannabis plants

3) Crucial Omega fatty acid content

Although they are a vital component of organ health and the well-being of the whole body. Humans do not naturally produce Omega fatty acids such as Omega 3 and 6 – we have to consume them from external sources.

However, some sources have described hemp seeds as having the most abundant source of natural Omega acids in the entire plant kingdom – more than chia seeds, more than walnuts, and even more than flax seeds.

4) Really, REALLY good for your heart

One of the main reasons eating marijuana seeds is good for the heart is because diets rich in Omega acids have been shown to reduce blood pressure. Reduce the risk of stroke-inducing blood clot formation and increase overall cardiovascular function.

Additionally, the presence of arginine (which produces nitric oxide) in cannabis seeds is known to cause blood vessels to relax and dilate. It subsequently lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart attack, as well as other forms of cardiovascular disease (hemp seeds).

Finally, gamma-linoleic acid found abundantly in marijuana seeds is known to reduce certain proteins that can cause inflammation – particularly inflammation of the heart and surrounding cardiovascular tissue.

5) Disease prevention and whole body wellbeing

Taking all the health benefits mentioned above into consideration, consuming marijuana seeds regularly can be an amazing way to prevent disease. But also to promote the overall health and well-being of the whole body.

In fact, their cardiovascular benefits have been shown to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other psychological conditions. It could be said that cannabis seeds have the potential to promote mental health and well-being as much as they do physically.

Cannabis seeds certified by the European Union.

Oh, and did we mention the fact that marijuana seeds are one of the only plant-based food sources that contain every single amino acid needed for human survival? Perhaps this is why Leafly chose to describe them as possibly the “most nutritionally complete food source in the world”.

How can you eat marijuana seeds?

Okay, we’ve covered many of the main reasons why you should be eating marijuana seeds. But if you want to get on this relatively new “health cannabis train”, how do you eat them?

Well, it’s not really that hard – you can eat marijuana seeds raw (i.e. straight from the buds), cooked, shelled, shelled … Virtually any way your heart desires. They do not have to be cooked or otherwise processed for health and nutrition benefits.

That said, however, they are much tastier and more enjoyable when making some food, rather than eating them simply and raw.

One of our favorite ways to eat hemp seeds, for example, is to roast them and combine them with a plant-based snack. Nice and crunchy (kale chips make for an amazing combination). Many people also like to make non-psychoactive “ganja tea”; simply toasting the hemp seeds and then placing them in boiling water along with some of your favorite spices (you can also increase the “nutritional potency” of the tea by including the cannabis stems and dried leaves in the infusion).

And of course, you can sprinkle shelled marijuana seeds on top of all kinds of foods – oatmeal, quinoa, yogurt, hummus, salads, smoothies – in order to “spruce it up” a little and add a little. that all important nutritional calcium. You can also press raw seeds for oil, or grind them into a very fine powder for flour, protein supplement, or milk (though you’d need specialized equipment to do this).

Final Thoughts: Health Benefits of Eating Cannabis Seeds

Again, it is important to be able to distinguish between medicinal cannabis products (i.e. CBD oils) that contain cannabinoids and come from the leaves, flowers, stems and stems of the plant and cannabis seeds; which are consumed solely for their nutritional/health benefits. (In other words, you CANNOT triumph over eating marijuana seeds.)

So, next time you go to throw out those “useless” marijuana seeds from the beautiful bud – stop! Set them aside and give them a nice smoothie; grind them and sprinkle them with a salad, or hell, just put them in your mouth and start bending over like you’re eating sunflower seeds.

If you break a habit, your body will thank you in the long run!

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Grace Genetics team

Our team of cannabis experts publishes new and updated informational articles on current news from the world of cannabis on a weekly basis, as well as aids and guides on growing marijuana plants.

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