Hemp Seeds! Nature's most nutritionally dense food. Loaded with fiber, protein, omega 3s, and a complete amino acid profile, what isn’t hemp amazing for??? Due to its superior nutritional profile, hemp seeds possess numerous benefits. I’ve highlighted some general topics that I think are pretty awesome! Below, you’re going to learn five remarkable benefits of hemp seeds!
#1 Memory- Overall brain Health - Is your brain firing on all cylinders?
Memory function is a surprising, yet powerful benefit of hemp seeds. Yes, we are talking about hemp seeds, which contain no CBD in them. Please, don’t get confused, CBD also provides a plethora of benefits to the health of your brain, but for simplicity sake, our focus here is on hemp seeds. Hemp seeds contain an enormous amount of Omega 3 fatty acids. They are also the only perfect plant-based source of omega 3:6s. This means they provide your body with its ideal 1:3 omega 3:6 ratio. To be fully optimized, and to perform at the highest level, your bodies Omega 3-6 balance needs to be between 1:1 and 1:4. From a physical perspective, although your body will be an inflamed nightmare, you can get away with having an unbalanced ratio, over 90% of Americans do due to the poor habits of our modern diets. The issue is, you cannot get away with it mentally. You will just not be performing at your highest level up top. Your memory will suffer, your creativity will suffer, your focus won’t be optimal, and your brain will literally be dry. When your mind isn't fluid, your neurological receptors having a much more difficult time connecting and communicating, which is what is happening to you if you always feel brain fog or like “It is at the tip of your tongue!” To achieve optimal brain health, you must consume DHA, EPA, other Omega 3 fatty acids and Omega 6s such as alpha-linolenic acid and gamma-linolenic acid in the bodies ideal ratio. This ratio, 3:1(omega 6-3) is only perfectly matched in one plant-based food in nature, HEMP! Omega 3 fatty acids are the brain's preferred building blocks, and when in a balanced ratio with Omega 6s, you will experience a severe cognitive boost. Combined with sufficient cannabinoids for brain health (found in our CBD, and Hemp Oil), it is clear hemp was put on the planet to help humans function at the most optimal level, which is why the Chinese and other ancient cultures have used it for over 3,000 years. Adequate amounts of omega 3s and reduced amounts of omega 6s (a balanced ratio) will significantly reduce inflammation in your body, and increase fluidity in all your body's functions. It is like oil to a car's engine, but your engine, the brain. It keeps the mind hydrated and firing on all cylinders. A lack of omega 3s or an unbalanced ratio (as over 90% of Americans have) can lead to increased feelings of stress, depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. Consistent servings of hemp seeds, or our hemp super squares, along with cutting things like palm oil, vegetable oil, artificial sweeteners out of your diet, and being conscious of your consumption of foods high in Omega 6 such as legumes and bread can help you achieve optimal brain health and keep your mental state on fire!
#2 Whole Hemp Seed nutrition goes far beyond the Omega 3s, fiber, and protein: mineral + Vitamin Attack.
Hemp is natures #1 superfood. There are tons of foods out there with incredible benefits for your body, macronutrient and micronutrient wise, but what makes hemp natures #1 superfood is the fact that it is the full package. Hemp is a protein packed (complete protein) loaded with prebiotic fiber, the only plant-based food with the same Omega 3-6 ratio as fish oil, and contains vital vitamins and minerals that so many people are deficient in. Hemp seeds are rich in magnesium a mineral most people are deficient in. It is rich in zinc, another food many people are deficient in. Both magnesium and zinc aid in gut health and preventing leaky gut, as well as muscle relaxation, mood, and many other benefits. Hemp seeds are also rich in iron, calcium, potassium, vitamin E, alpha-linolenic acid, and linoleic acid. Vitamin E is a great one to highlight, as it supports immune function, lowers and helps fight inflammation, helps eye health, and has many proven anti aging benefits! Many beauty brands include vitamin E in their skin care products! Overall, having a body that has ample amounts of vitamins and minerals will be an optimized, high performing body, as well as a brain at full force. More importantly, you will feel great and have tons of energy throughout the day, and sleep well at night. To improve some of your mineral and vitamin intakes, be sure to check out our super seeds and super squares!
# 3 Increased Energy
Eaton Hemp's superfood snacks are the perfect snacks to help you fuel your day. From the highest quality, most potent superfoods in nature. Super seeds and Super Squares will provide you with the cleanest fuel on the market. A complete protein, containing all 20 amino acids and all essential amino acids to help fuel your muscles. High-quality, healthy fats to provide your brain the fuel it needs as well as your muscles and joints the fluidity they need to get you through the day feeling optimized and great! The fact that hemp has a perfectly balanced Omega 3:6 ratio is enormous. Studies show, supplementing omega 3s and balancing your bodies Omega 3:6 ratio is critical in reducing inflammation in the body and providing hydration to your joints, muscles, and brain. When your body is firing on all cylinders, you feel great, and your energy will significantly increase. The difference is hugely noticeable, especially in the mornings. When your body doesn’t have tons of inflammation, not only do you sleep well, but you sleep more profound and more efficiently — allowing you to wake up feeling indeed recharged and fueled. Hemp seeds also provide you with a plethora of micronutrients, such as vitamin E, magnesium, iron, and zinc. All these minerals play a huge role in giving your body energy throughout the day and helping you feel great. Lastly, the fiber in hemp keeps your gut healthy and firing on all cylinders. This plays a huge role in your daily energy, but more on that in #5!
#4 Helps build strong muscles
Whenever people think of strong muscles, aside from weight training, they think about protein. Yes, protein is essential, but there is a big misconception that all protein is created equal. There is a massive difference between a protein that is incomplete and lacks amino acids, compared to a complete protein. A complete protein, such as hemp seeds contains a full amino acid complex and includes all nine essential amino acids. These essential amino acids are amino acids that your body cannot produce on its own and must get from outside sources. Absolutely vital to have for muscle development, proper recovery, energy, and more. Focusing on complete protein is particularly important for vegans, as the only complete protein sources accessible is quinoa, buckwheat, chia, spirulina, and hemp. Quinoa has about a 1:3 protein to carbohydrate ratio, and it is a carbohydrate that will spike your insulin considerably, so we do not recommend that unless it is following a workout, or is consumed in moderation. Chia and Spirulina are great! Except they aren’t super large serving amounts and they are a pain to prepare and incorporate. They are more so smoothie add ons or ingredients than foods you can enjoy straight. The perfect addition to any vegans diet will be getting protein from hemp seeds. A complete protein that will provide your body with amino acids to act as the building blocks of protein leading to good muscle growth and recovery. The protein in hemp seeds will provide your muscles with high-quality fuel to grow and recover at the highest level. Vegan or not, hemp seeds and hemp squares are great snacks to have in your diet. Fantastic taste, high in protein, natures only perfect Omega 3:6 ratio, and high in fiber to keep your gut healthy and kick your cravings to the curve. Time to give natures #1 superfood a try!
#5 Helps to improve digestion
Hemp seeds are rich in fiber. Extremely soluble fiber as well. It is also rich in prebiotic fiber. This high fiber content will help your gut reach optimal health. Say goodbye to leaky gut and other stomach pains, because the fiber in hemp seeds helps to strengthen the wall of your intestine and reduce inflammation in the gut. It will significantly improve digestion by reducing inflammation in the colon. It will keep everything regular and running smooth. You will have the best poops of your life if you consistently eat hemp seeds. Fiber is a nutrient over 97% of Americans are deficient in, which is extremely alarming. All of our hemp snack products are high in fiber, and will help improve your bodies digestion, as well as significantly improve the health of your gut so it can focus on shuttling nutrients where they need to go in your body, allowing you to feel fresh and full of energy! I'm sure you've seen all the recent media on gut health, and for a good reason. Many people ignore the health of their guts which plays such a huge role in energy, sleep, mood, and feeling great! The crazy thing is, optimizing gut health isn't too hard. All you have to do is eat high-quality sources of fiber such as fruits, veggies, seeds, and of course, the mouthwatering super snacks here at Eaton Hemp.