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Healthy Food Tips: 10 Benefits of Hemp Seeds

The superfood series has been popular, so, I decided to finish out the superfoods listed in David Wolfe’s book.

I found a free PDF copy of the book HERE.

For the other articles

in the superfood series

CLICK HERE.


Hemp can truly be called a superfood. Consider this…

3 Tablespoons of hemp seeds 10 grams of protein and 3000 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids in the ideal ratio (1).

As Dr. Axe says in the video below, this powerful little seed is better in many ways than flax or chia seeds. (And we all know how awesome they are!)

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Nutrition in Hemp Seeds per serving: (3 tablespoons)

  • 10 grams protien
  • 3000 mg omega-3 fatty acids in a perfect ratio to omega-6 (1:2 ration meaning-1 omega-3 to 2 omega 6)
  • High in fiber  (approximately 12 grams per serving) (3)
  • 50% daily value of magnesium (most people are deficient in magnesium
  • 50% daily value of phosphorus
  • 25% dv zinc

Benefits of Hemp (1, 2)

  1. Helps with fat loss/weight loss
  2. Helps with blood sugar issues
  3. Build muscle
  4. Builds bones
  5. Helps with brain issues (insomnia, depression)
  6. Helps with joint and arthritic pain
  7. Improves digestive health (high fiber content)
  8. Healthy hair, skin, nails
  9. The healthy fat profile helps fight cancer
  10. Improves cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure 

How to use hemp seeds:

When you wake up, have a smoothie every morning with coconut milk, protein powder and 3 tablespoons of hemp seeds, or sprinkle them on salads or in yogurt (1)

Source (1)

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About Tamara Hoerner (1083 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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