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Health benefits of hemp seeds and why you should add them to your diet

Published on Jun 12, 2021 01:15 PM IST

Hemp, which is a variety of the cannabis Sativa plant, is a climate-adaptive crop. The seeds of the plant are highly nutritious and contribute to better skin and overall health. They have a rich profile of fatty acids, nutrients and valuable bioactive vitamins and minerals.

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The seeds have a very rich content of two essential fatty acids - linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3). Hemp seed oil is often confused with Cannabidiol (CBD) oil. While CBD oil is extracted from the stalks, leaves and flowers of the hemp plant, the production of hemp oil uses the seeds of the Cannabis Sativa plant.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 12, 2021 01:15 PM IST

The seeds have a very rich content of two essential fatty acids - linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3). Hemp seed oil is often confused with Cannabidiol (CBD) oil. While CBD oil is extracted from the stalks, leaves and flowers of the hemp plant, the production of hemp oil uses the seeds of the Cannabis Sativa plant.(Unsplash)

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Great source of plant-based protein: Very few plant foods have complete protein but hemp seeds contain all 9 essential amino acids. This makes it a superfood.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 12, 2021 01:15 PM IST

Great source of plant-based protein: Very few plant foods have complete protein but hemp seeds contain all 9 essential amino acids. This makes it a superfood.(Unsplash)

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May help with skin problems: Hemp seed oil is great for the skin since it not only moisturizes it but also strengthens it and enhances its ability to resist any kind of bacterial or fungal infection. It heals minor abrasions, psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, and itchy skin. Hemp seed oil is non-comedogenic so you do not have to worry about your pores getting clogged.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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May help with skin problems: Hemp seed oil is great for the skin since it not only moisturizes it but also strengthens it and enhances its ability to resist any kind of bacterial or fungal infection. It heals minor abrasions, psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, and itchy skin. Hemp seed oil is non-comedogenic so you do not have to worry about your pores getting clogged.(Unsplash)

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May help with healthy weight loss: Since they have high content dietary fibre, it will keep you fuller for a longer time. So you do not have to worry about munching between meals.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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May help with healthy weight loss: Since they have high content dietary fibre, it will keep you fuller for a longer time. So you do not have to worry about munching between meals.(Unsplash)

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May reduce inflammation in the body: The oil contains gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) which fights inflammation. expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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May reduce inflammation in the body: The oil contains gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) which fights inflammation.

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Rich in nutrition: It is packed with essential nutrients such as fatty acids, dietary fibre, protein, antioxidants, magnesium, iron, potassium, and vitamin E. It helps promote heart health, support cognitive development and brain health.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 12, 2021 01:15 PM IST

Rich in nutrition: It is packed with essential nutrients such as fatty acids, dietary fibre, protein, antioxidants, magnesium, iron, potassium, and vitamin E. It helps promote heart health, support cognitive development and brain health.(Unsplash)

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May reduce symptoms of PMS: Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), found in hemp seeds, produces prostaglandin E1, which reduces the effects of hormone prolactin. This is the hormone responsible for your PMS.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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May reduce symptoms of PMS: Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), found in hemp seeds, produces prostaglandin E1, which reduces the effects of hormone prolactin. This is the hormone responsible for your PMS.(Unsplash)

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May Aid Digestion: They are rich in dietary fibre which helps with digestion and the feeling of fullness. Add this to your breakfast and boost your immunity.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 12, 2021 01:15 PM IST

May Aid Digestion: They are rich in dietary fibre which helps with digestion and the feeling of fullness. Add this to your breakfast and boost your immunity.(Unsplash)

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