Hearts - Nature's Perfect Food Source
Hemp Hearts are hulled hemp seeds which is a
trademark name that was
started by The Healing Source company. It is often referred to much
like jello versus gelatin. It is a word that has become very popular
and it seems everyone refers to hemp seeds as hemp hearts.
benefits of eating hemp seed are quickly gaining recognition with
respect to their high content of beneficial properties. Not only are
the seeds free of drug chemicals, they also reap a great deal of
essential fatty acids, protein, and vitamins
Seed - A Source Of Essential Fatty Acids
Essential fatty acids, or in short form EFA's are fats that your body
cannot produce on it's own, yet are critical for optimum health.
buzz today is all about saturated fats, animal fats, and hydrogenated
oils and how when consumed in high quantities cause an array of
problems such as obesity, elevated cholesterol
and cardiovascular disease. EFA's on the other hand are good fats.
There are two types of EFA's. The first is linoleic acid (LA)or better
known as omega-6 and the second is linolenic acid (LNA) or omega-3.
fatty acids when consumed in the right proportion, helps the energy
taken from food and distributes it to every cell in your body in an
efficient and healthy manner. The ideal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 is
about 4:1, the exact balance you find in hemp seeds.
Another important component in hemp
hearts you may not know about, is that they contain
phytosterals (plant sterols) . This
sterol has been proven to lower cholesterol levels by as much as 13%.
is important to note however, that eventhough EFA's provideyour body
with essential nutrients, a reduction of bad fats is still vital to
your health. Following a sensible regime and adding the necessary fatty
acids to your diet will no doubt improve any ill condition that is
plaguing you, if not heal them altogether. In fact, according to the
U.S. drug and food administration, EFA's may reduce coronary disease.
Prominent in Hemp Hearts
Another component of hemp seeds that humans cannot
produce are essential amino acids.These amino acids construct 7 classes
of simple proteins.
of these proteins is globulin edistin (easily digestable) which works
with your body to create antibodies, promoting a strong immune system.
They also contain 65% globulin, the highest percentage in any plant.
There is also an abundance of vitamins and
minerals like carotene, vitamin C, vitamin
E, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin
B6, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and iron.
This high level of nutrition make hemp
a prime candidate for cooking and baking. Better yet, eating them raw
by the spoonful everyday will ensure no loss of nutrients which usually
occurs as a result of any type of heat application.
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