Hemp seeds are nature's most potent superfood, and these tiny little seeds can really aid you on your weight loss Journey. Below are five reasons why hemp seeds can help you lose weight!
#1: Hemp seeds contain a complete protein.
Hemp seeds are one of nature's most nutritionally dense foods. One of its incredible attributes is its protein content. Depending on the product, on average, hemp seeds contain about 8 grams of protein. Protein sources are not created equal. What makes hemp seeds unique is that it is a complete protein. They contain all 20 amino acids and all 9 essential amino acids. This is critical because the body is unable to produce the essential amino acids on its own. Amino acids are the catalysts to muscle growth, acting as the building blocks for proteins which help the body recover and grow. The all-star amino acid in hemp seeds is the amino acid L arginine. L arginine is critical; in your body, this amino acid changes into nitric oxide. Nitric oxide helps the blood vessels relax and dramatically improves the bodies blood circulation.
#2: Hemp seeds are incredibly high in Omega 3 fatty acids
Hemp seeds provide your body with its preferred Omega 3:6 fatty acid ratio (1:3.) A very impressive feat because it is the only vegan food that provides the body with the perfect ratio of Omega 3:6s. Why is this important? Most Americans are drastically off in their Omega 3:6 ratio. Over 90% of people are between 1:10-1:25 ratio due to the high amounts of Omega 6s we eat. The imbalance creates an inflammation nightmare in the body, a dry brain, poor joint health, poor muscle fluidity, and more. Just one serving of hemp seeds can help you balance your bodies ratio to its preferred state, aiding in recovery, reducing inflammation, and making you smarter, yes smarter. So how can omega 3s help you with weight loss? Having a balanced omega 3:6 ratio in your body significantly reduces appetite and sugar cravings, especially if you are on a weight loss diet. These Omega 3s, also aid in increasing metabolism. This is very important because the more efficient your body is at burning food, the more weight you can lose. Due to its powerful anti-inflammatory benefits, hemp seeds also significantly increase performance in physical exercise which results in weight loss. Your body will recover faster, you will feel fewer aches, and your sleep will be optimized. This snowballs into more energy which allows you to perform at your highest level, ultimately burning more calories.
#3: Hemp seeds are rich in GLA
GLA (Gamma - Linolenic acid) is an Omega 6 fatty acid that is hugely beneficial for the body. Not only is it vital for proper hormonal health, controlling inflammation, and high blood pressure, but it is also helpful for weight loss. GLA helps to raise your metabolism. It catalyzes the bodies adipose tissue (brown fat) to burn calories for energy to keep your body warm. Brown fat is less active; the more overweight you are, and that is where additional GLA can play a huge role. The GLA can help activate this brown fat, which helps your body burn off white fat: which is the visible fat, the fat that is under your skin. When you eat foods rich in GLA, such as hemp seeds or products rich in hemp seeds such as hemp squares, your appetite is suppressed due to it raising the level of serotonin in your body. Also due to the high fiber content, (more on that below.) The cause of this is the seeds make you feel full and eat less. When studied, moderately healthy diet subjects lost 9-11 lbs in 6 weeks when eating a diet rich in GLA.
#4: Hemp seeds are incredibly high in fiber.
Note that our Hemp seeds are very different than the Hemp hearts you see on the market. Hemp hearts remove the hull, which contains most of the fiber and micronutrients. We believe in whole plant nutrition, as well as the fantastic taste the hulled hemp seed has. Unlike hemp hearts, unhulled hemp seeds are also high in fiber, both insoluble and soluble. - Both forms have their benefits, including naturally cleansing the colon and feeding the probiotics in your gut, which is essential for a healthy gut. The fiber helps rid toxins in your body. Studies also show that fiber significantly reduces cravings for foods high in sugar due to its incredible satiating effects, and blood sugar stabilization. Due to the high fiber and low sugar in hemp seeds, your body will not have an insulin or blood sugar reaction. This is critical because when you do not have a blood sugar spike, you won’t have any energy crashes or sugar cravings, and you will feel satiated for much longer. Everything starts in the gut. When your intestines are healthy, not only will you feel great and full of energy, but your body will be much more efficient at spreading the nutrients it is fed to their proper receptors. The nutrient distribution will allow your body to absorb all the nutrients you give it, which also assists in your weight loss journey because micronutrients are vital when living a healthy lifestyle. The high fiber in hemp (10-11G in 1 serving of hemp seeds, 6G hemp squares) will also help relieve constipation, and prevent diarrhea and constipation!
#5: Hemp seeds are extremely satisfying and satiating. They keep you full forever.
Hemp seeds are the most potent snack, both macro, and micronutrient wise when attempting to lose weight. In terms of micronutrients, hemp seeds have high mineral content. Minerals in high amounts such as magnesium and Zinc which most Americans are deficient in. These micronutrients are critical for gut health, hydration, satiation, and more. The combination of killer taste, healthy fats, high protein, and fiber keep you extremely satisfied and satiated. Trust me; you won’t have the desire to eat or even think about food for a long time after. Your body will be fueled and nourished, energy will be high, your brain firing on all cylinders due to the high amounts of omega 3s. When trying to lose weight, the most critical macronutrients to focus on are proteins, healthy fats, and fiber. These nutrients will ensure you are full of energy, feeling great, and not hungry for a long time. Full and satisfied! The last thing you want when trying to lose weight is to be thinking about food all day or eating bland foods that taste awful. That's why our toasted super seeds are the perfect snack! Extremely low in carbs (0-4G net depending on flavor), high in healthy fats (the only plant with the ideal 1-3 omega 3:6 ratio) and high in complete proteins. Plus, they are literally to die for. I mean seriously. Try these things, we can promise you'll have a new favorite snack :)