Hemp seeds are a nutrient dense food source that provides the body with many necessary macro and micronutrients, including protein, essential fatty acids (a balanced ratio of omega-3 and omega-6), fiber, all 8 essential amino acids, as well as B-vitamins, A, D, E, calcium, sodium, and iron.
The essential fatty acids in hemp can help reduce blood cholesterol to prevent plaque buildup in the arteries, and can also help improve memory and prevent Alzheimers and Parkinsons since the brain contains a lot of the same fatty acids that are found in hemp. Its oils helps to penetrate into the layers of the skin to promote new cell growth. Hemp is a natural appetite suppressant making you feel full longer, as the high amount of fiber keeps the digestive tract and the colon clean. It is useful in preventing certain forms of cancer since a healthy digestive system (along with the antioxidants and plant sterols contained in hemp) can reduce risk of colon, breast and prostate cancers. Hemp can also help control blood sugar levels by its ability to allow the healthy fats naturally contained in the seed to absorb the glucose from the bloodstream and convert it into energy.
Nutritionists claim that consumption of Hemp Seeds alone could sustain human life for a period of 3 months without causing vitamin or mineral deficiency.
Add to just about anything for a great boost of nutrition - including yogurt, oatmeal, salads, baking recipes, cereals, and smoothies.