Hemp is definitely on everyone’s radar right now. It’s one of those super foods that delivers medical and nutritional benefits as soon as you start taking it.
Hemp comes in the form of seeds, oil or protein powder. And new research has revealed why you should make this super food a part of your wellness routine.
The health benefits of using hemp
1. Hemp is packed with skin-loving ingredients
The hemp plant is chock-full of vitamins, amino acids and fatty acids that are good not only for your skin, but your body too. The nutritional properties of hemp promote elastin and collagen production, thus, your skin to stays moisturized and supple. So, if you’re looking for an anti-ageing food, look no further than hemp.
2. Hemp seeds are a plant-based source of protein
If you’re vegan, you’re probably already supplementing your diet with hemp seeds are one of the best plant-based sources of protein. In fact, 1/4 of the seeds’ calories come from protein. Therefore, making hemp seeds richer in protein than flax and chia seeds.
3. Hemp is anti-inflammatory
Inflammation is your body natural way of fending off infection. However, chronic inflammation is very unhealthy. It can result in all kinds of problems from cancer and arthritis to heart disease. But, hemp oil has exceptional anti-inflammatory properties. It helps reduce inflammation in your body thus staving off chronic health problems.
4. Hemp helps reduce symptoms of PMS
If you’re a woman you probably know all about PMS (premenstrual syndrome). It’s not only annoying but brings emotional and physical discomfort. The main cause of PMS is a hormonal imbalance that can lead to a lack of gamma linolenic acid (GLA ) in your body. However, hemp oil is packed with GLA and essential fatty acids. This makes it the perfect solution for reducing symptoms of PMS as it levels out your hormones.
Getting more hemp in your diet
You can toss hemp seeds into your yoghurt and smoothies, or sprinkle on top of salads and cereal. Hemp oil makes for a great healthy alternative. You can drizzle it over your salad or in your smoothies. Remember, heat makes it lose its potency.