Anticancer Foods: Hemp Seed Uses & Benefits

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What makes hemp seed such a good Superfood? You’ve probably heard a few people talk about hemp seeds’ benefits, or maybe you are aware of this unique food product but you may still not be sure if you should use them or not. Perhaps you are on the quest to read more now and need answers right away. That is why we have compiled a list of important information about hemp seed. Keep reading!

What Is Hemp Seed?

Hemp (Cannabis sativa) is one of the most amazingly diverse plants on the planet that humans used for centuries. Seeds from the hemp (Cannabis sativa) plant are called hemp seeds.   They’re from the same family as cannabis (marijuana), but they’re a different variety.

They do, however, contain just trace amounts of THC, marijuana’s psychoactive component.

What Are The Uses Of Hemp Seed?

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The delicious and nutritious hemp seeds can be used in a variety of ways in cooking.  They offer a mild nutty which gives baking, smoothies, nut butter, cooking, snacking, and salads a twist. Add to cereal, muesli, or porridge for a tasty treat. Use it as a topping for smoothie bowls or as a blend of smoothies. Hemp seeds can be eaten whole or made into hemp milk, flour, oil, and protein powder for use in smoothies.

What Are The Health Benefits of Hemp Seed?

Hemp seed is a very nutrient-dense food. Hemp seeds are high in protein. They have all the essential amino acids. Historically, hemp seeds are linked to various possible health benefits, in addition to their high protein content. Most of these claims have been supported by a number of recent research.

The seeds are abundant in arginine, an amino acid that causes your body to make nitric oxide.

Hemp seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids. They have a 3:1 omega-6 to omega-3 ratio, which may help with skin problems and relieve eczema and its unpleasant symptoms.

Because of its high quantities of gamma-linolenic acid, hemp seeds may help with PMS and menopausal symptoms (GLA).

What Makes Hemp Seed An Anti-cancer Food?

Hemp seed may also possess anti-cancer properties. Hemp peptides (HP) were found to be of potential therapeutic significance for the treatment of liver cancer in a study.

In another study, scientists looked at the effects of hemp on cancer. They used different dosages of KY-hemp extract in cultured ovarian cells in the first experiment. The researchers found that doing so resulted in a considerable decrease in cell migration, implying that the hemp extract can help slow the growth of cancer to other areas of the body through a process known as metastasis.



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