Hemp: A Superfood
From birth, we naturally produce endocannabinoids-a compound similar to CBD. People are shocked to find out it’s already in our body, and our bodies already love it. Cannabinoids aren’t just found in the cannabis plant, they’re in us too. That’s why taking CBD is so important in supporting our health and wellness…
The cannabis plant is a unique plant that has been recognized for so many years-even the 1600’s, for its powerful benefits. The many cannabinoids you find within the plant, can affect receptors in the human brain and the balancing effects of CBD combined with the nutritional content of hemp oil will help ensure your body is given what it needs for peak performance each day.
But, for this blog, lets strip it right back and focus on hemp itself. All hemp products begin as hemp seeds and because of hemp’s versatile uses, many call it a superfood.
As nutritious as it is versatile, hemp has been used throughout history in many different ways including to support a healthy diet. But, why?
First things first, hemp seeds can be eaten by anyone and everyone. Adults, Men, Women, Children and even expecting mothers can eat the seeds. What’s also great about hemp seeds is the fact that they can be consumed in many different ways including as they come, as flour, from seed oil to the supermarket shelf, or as protein powder. Nutrition in an instant!
Not only this, but hemp seeds are far easier for the body to digest and much better for the environment too than animal protein!
Protein, protein, protein
Are you vegan, vegetarian, or looking to lower your meat intake? Perfect! Hemp seeds are a massive source of protein and by adding just a couple of tablespoons to a meal, this can add up to 10 grams of extra protein. In addition to this, hemp seeds contain all of the amino acids we need in our diet…all 21 of them.
Hemp is one of the biggest sources of fibre out there! Filling you up for far longer and leaving you satisfied. Hemp seeds also help to get your digestive system working at it’s best and healthiest. Not only this but the seeds are also low sugar and gluten free. These amazing seeds have a digestion rate that is 90% better than that of soy or rice. Since the seeds enhance your digestive system, guess what…they also can boost your metabolism! Winner.
Normalize blood sugar levels – For issues with blood sugar, hemp can work wonders at regulating your sugar levels. You can thank the rich essential fatty acids content in hemp, which consists of the perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega 6 to 3 for your body.
Blood sugar levels
And you thought you had heard it all…
Hemp seeds can actually work to regulate your blood sugar levels. Hemp seed oil has the highest source of healthy fats and the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio is 3:1, considered to be the perfect ratio!
CBD provides a source of essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals, healthy fatty acids like Omega-3, protein and it’s organically grown too. By providing such a unique nutritional content, CBD hemp oil should be added to your diet daily. Since the THC (the part that makes you high) has been removed-there are no side effects just benefits.
The natural plant proteins and essential healthy fatty acids benefit you in general. Regardless of your age, CBD has dozens of wellness benefits.