23rd May 2015
Dr. Kelly Neff
Guest Writer for Wake Up World
Raw hemp seeds are one of the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet. While it is related to the cannabis plant, hemp seeds are not psychoactive and are legal to consume in most parts of the world. The nutritional profile for hemp seeds includes:
Protein: Every 100g of hemp seed has 33g of protein, including the complete Amino Acid profile necessary for life and the function of our bodies. Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs): Hemp seeds contain some of the highest amounts of Omega-3 and Omega-6, which helps boost our immune system, and keep our hail and nails shiny. Every 100g of hemp seeds has 47g of EFAs. Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA): Hemp seeds are one of only 5 known sources of this ‘wonder oil’ believed to prevent inflammation. Phytosterols: Hemp seeds contain high amounts of cholesterol-fighting plant sterols, with 1480 mg present in only 20g of hemp seeds. Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA): Hemp seeds have over 15 times as much of the fat-fighting acid as fish oil.