Health benefits of hemp seeds:

  • They fight constipation: This is due to its contribution of fiber, which helps maintain the function of the intestines, avoiding digestive disorders such as constipation. It has a slight laxative effect as well, which can help those who suffer from gastrointestinal tract difficulties.
  • They have anti-inflammatory properties : This is possible due to the content of essential fatty acids omega 3 and 6 of these so rich seeds, which also have a flavor similar to that of almonds, which makes them pleasant to taste. This anti-inflammatory property helps reduce pain and other symptoms associated with inflammation. The consumption of hemp seeds is recommended for those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, muscle problems, fluid retention, menstrual pain, or dermatitis.
  • They protect the immune system: They protect our body from infections and all opportunistic diseases that appear when the defenses decrease. The contribution of minerals, proteins and essential fatty acids of these seeds stimulates the body’s immune response against viruses and bacteria.
  • It is very good for sports lovers: These seeds improve physical performance and also contribute to increase muscle mass and recover easier and faster after exercising.
  • Hemp seeds are very good for the cardiovascular system: They provide vitamin E and other antioxidants that support the functions of the cardiovascular system, keeping the heart healthy and with less risk of heart disease. In addition, the omega 3 fatty acids it provides help control blood cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of arterial hardening. And, by maintaining good blood flow, they facilitate the elimination of waste and prevent the appearance of varicose veins.
  • They help maintain healthy bones: thirty grams of hemp seeds can provide up to forty percent of the daily requirement of magnesium, which together with calcium are essential minerals to maintain good bone health and avoid diseases such as osteoporosis.
Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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