Plenty, if we go by the current research of this wonder seed. Hemp seeds are taken from the same plant species that is responsible for the marijuana strain, but industrial hemp can’t make you high, and it is definitely not the same as cannabis.
The Benefits of Hemp Seeds
1. Weight loss. Struggling to get your calories under control? There may be a ray of hope in hemp seeds and hemp milk, which is made from hemp seeds, too. Hemp seeds contain just the right amount of calories, they don’t taste bad, and can be used to control appetite.
Hemp milk has the same properties of hemp seeds (of course!), and offer the added advantage of being in an easily consumable form. Feel free to combine hemp seeds with your favorite protein shake for that extra boost of CBD, which has a calming effect on the mind.
2. Overall wellness. Hemp seeds are rich in vegetable protein and fatty acids, but low in carbohydrates.
Individuals suffering from kidney issues, liver problems, and other associated metabolic problems may benefit from shifting their diet to having more seeds in it. You can consume hemp seeds along with other seeds that are rich in nutrients, like chia seeds.
3. Good for the heart. Hemp seeds naturally produce high levels of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. Beneficial fatty acids help reduce inflammation in the body, and protect the heart and other organs from the after-effects of tissue inflammation.
One such amino acid that’s really heart friendly (which is also found in hemp seeds) is arginine. Arginine has been found to counter the rise of C-reactive protein, which is associated with different kinds of heart disease. Long-term consumption of heart-friendly food items like hemp seeds can help you live longer.
4. Good for the skin. The anti-inflammatory properties of hemp seeds benefit not just the organs within, but also the largest organ in the body – the skin.
If you are suffering from adult onset acne, eczema, and other inflammatory skin diseases, adding hemp seeds to your diet just might help your skin health improve. Combined with the proper treatment, hemp seeds may help shorten the treatment time for different types of dermatoses.
5. Good for women with PMS. PMS or premenstrual syndrome tends to happen in varying degrees to women, regardless of their age. We know it’s painful, and the added burden of mood swings don’t help.
Enter hemp seeds, which have been known for years now to have a beneficial effect on the brain, too. Consuming hemp seeds might reduce the severity of PMS, and reduce the onset of anxiety, too.
6. Good for managing pain. Hemp seeds contain cannabidiol or CBD, which is being studied closely for its ability to reduce the severity of pain. We’re talking about different kinds of pain, from muscular pain to full-blown migraines that simply won’t go away even with continuous treatment with NSAIDs.