Why are cannabis seeds considered superfoods?

  • Why are cannabis seeds considered superfoods?

Many people refer to cannabis as superfoods. All cannabis foods originate from seeds, which are very extraordinary because they contain many beneficial substances. Cannabis seeds boast an almost perfect ratio of omega 3, omega 6, iron, vitamin E and other amino acids.


The seeds may be eaten in shell or in shell, raw or roasted, flavored or without any spice. In addition, oil can be pressed from them, and hemp flour or protein can be ground from residues. Thanks to all these production possibilities, the overall supply of cannabis foods is growing.

In addition, cannabis has the same advantages as other foods of plant origin. Cannabis protein digests much better than animal protein because less carbon production is required for this process. Hemp products are simply the perfect protein source for everyone - not just for vegetarians or vegans!

Nutritional benefits of cannabis seeds

Protein
Cannabis seeds contain almost the same amount of protein as soybeans. Each 30 grams of seed contains about 9.46 grams of protein. In addition, the seeds contain all 9 amino acids.

Unsaturated fats
Cannabis seeds are a great source of essential fatty acids such as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is omega-3. The human body is unable to produce fatty acids and must therefore obtain them from food. These acids are essential for long-term health. The ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 is also very important.

People tend to eat too much omega-6 and very little omega-3, but thanks to cannabis seeds it is very easy to achieve balance.

Fiber
Most of the fiber is found in the seed shell, but peeled seeds can also be a good source of this nutrient. Three tablespoons contain about 1.2 grams of fiber.

Daily fiber intake can:

- help with weight
- stabilize blood sugar
- improve the health of the viscera

Minerals and vitamins
Cannabis seeds contain large amounts of vitamins and minerals.

These are mainly:

- vitamin E
- magnesium
- phosphorus
- potassium
- iron
- zinc
- B vitamins



Health benefits of cannabis seeds

Brain protection

CBD, which is contained in cannabis seed extract, can help with the following neurological problems:

- Parkinson's disease
- Alzheimer's disease
- multiple sclerosis
- neuropathic pain

Improves skin condition

Atopic dermatitis and acne can arise from chronic inflammation. Thus, anti-inflammatory compounds in cannabis seeds can help and keep the skin in a healthy state.

Other health benefits include: rheumatoid arthritis relief, heart support, reduced inflammation…

Author of the article: Kentucky Hempsters, Cathleen Crichton-Stuart
Article Sources: leafly.com, medicalnewstoday.com

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