Eating your fruits and veggies are definitely one way to stay healthy, but cannabis seeds? Take a closer look.
Cannabis seeds have been a part of health and nutrition for millennia. Offering people access to an exceptionally versatile food that’s easy to grow in a number of conditions. The versatility and sustainability of hemp isn’t the only reason you should try and get your hands on some, however. It turns out, eating hemp seeds can actually be hugely beneficial for your total health!
All parts of the plant are usable- while perhaps not quite as tasty. Leaves can be tossed into salads, stalks can be turned into fiber. They have even found ways to produce notoriously noxious goods, like oil-based paint and plastics, out of hemp. They’ve created building materials from the plants, and can even use crops to purify water.
If you’re not quite sure what to do with weed seeds, strap in. These little seeds are actually considered a nut, as opposed to a grain. Which means they can be eaten raw, ground into a paste and/or meal, dried into powders, pressed into oils, squeezed to create milks… basically any and all things that other nuts can do. The particular chemical makeup of hemp seeds is what really sets them apart from other nuts and seeds. On top of their versatility, eating marijuana seeds has shown no negative side effects, and are even safe for Celiac sufferers and vegans. Giving a broader range of nutrition and cuisine to everyone. So here’s some food for thought and five health packed reasons why you should be eating marijuana seeds right now.
For centuries, it was the best nutritional supplement around
Hemp products were used throughout history to not only keep armies and townships well fed and thriving, but also to create multiple kinds of necessary goods. In fact, widespread cultivation of hemp can be dated back to 2800 BCE, China. During Colonial times, American’s were lawfully mandated to grow this “miracle crop”. While the many varied resources that can be gained through a hemp crop were important, easy to grow, high-yield nutritious food was even more important. And hemp brought that in spades.
Cannabis seeds are the perfect vegan, gluten-free protein
On top of being vegan and gluten-free, hemp can also be very sustainably grown. Which ticks a lot of boxes for a lot of people. Hemp seeds are incredible at providing easily digestible protein, with just 100g of seeds providing 64% of the recommended daily value of protein for adults. Making its protein content easily comparable to meat, eggs, dairy, and soy. Hemp seeds are also really versatile when it comes to consuming them, so you’ll never have to eat the same boring food over and over again!
Because you care about your heart
Hemps seeds are fantastic for heart health. With heart disease being the number one killer across the globe, it’s understandable that we’re now starting to focus on ways we can improve our own vascular health. Eating hemp seeds is a pretty simple way to improve the levels of nitric oxide in our bodies. With higher levels of nitric oxide, come more relaxed vessels and lower blood pressure. Hemp seeds have also been shown to reduce levels of heart-specific inflammation markers. High levels of these markers are closely correlated with heart disease. So hemp seeds help deliver the one-two-punch that your heart needs to fight back against disease.
They’re jam-packed with necessary oils and omegas
Almost 73% of the energy in hemp seeds is in the form of healthy fats and amino acids. They’re jam-packed with polyunsaturated fats, linoleic, oleic, and alpha-linolenic acids. Most of these essential fatty acids are better known as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. You’re sure to have heard that omegas are vitally important for everyday health, but what you may not know is that they can also help improve some skin disorders. Sometimes releasing dryness and itchiness associated with chronic skin conditions like eczema.
Because marijuana seeds won’t get you high
Okay, so whether or not this is a good reason to eat them, is pretty subjective. But, as far as the healthy side of cannabis goes, some people just plain old prefer not to get down with the devil’s lettuce. If you’re all about those amazing, healthful effects- but don’t desire the buzz, cannabis seeds are where it’s at. They offer everything listed here, with no psychoactive side-effects.
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