Hemp Seeds and Cancer: What Nobody Ever Tells You

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Hemp has a long history and it`s considered as one of the earliest known domesticated plants. While it`s a close relative of the Cannabis herb, don’t confuse it with its medicinal and psychoactive properties.

Hemp is a tall plant with can be made into paper and fuel, refined into wax, oil, and resin, and the seeds themselves can be eaten raw for their robust nutritional profile.
As reported by “Hemp Facts”, the world-leading producer of hemp is France, with over 70% of the world output.  China is the second leading producer of hemp, followed by Europe, Chile, and North Korea.  More than 30 countries produce industrial hemp, including Ukraine, Turkey, Romania, Chile, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Thailand, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Austria, Sweden, Great Britain, Korea, Australia, Netherlands, and Poland.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, “the market potential for hemp seed as a food ingredient is unknown. However, it probably will remain a small market, like those for sesame and poppy seeds.”
Eat Raw Hemp Seeds Every Day (And These Things Can Happen)
As mentioned in the very beginning, hemp seeds have an exceptional nutritional profile; being loaded with protein, essential fats, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
Nutritional Profile
4 heaping tablespoons of Shelled Hemp Seed contains 240 caloric energy from:
  • Protein: 15g
  • Polyunsaturated fats: 15g
  • Omega 6: 11.4g, Omega 3: 3.6g
  • Mono-unsaturated fats: 2.7g
  • Saturated fats: 2.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.5g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Vitamin A: 1.68 IU
  • Vitamin B1: .58mg
  • Vitamin B2: .14mg
  • Vitamin B6: .05mg
  • Vitamin C: .42mg
  • Vitamin D: 956 IU
  • Vitamin E: 3.8mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Calcium: 31mg
  • Sodium: 3.8mg
Due to their high vitamin, mineral, antioxidant, and amino acid content, hemp seeds promote brain health, support the cells within the body, and prevent cell damage and mitochondria from free radicals.

Omega 6:  Regulates brain function, inflammation, blood clotting, blood pressure, and immunity.
Omega 3: Lowers the risk of hypertension, arthritis, heart disease, autoimmune and inflammatory disorders, and even cancer.
Fiber: Provides relief from IBS, reduces the risk of diverticulitis, reduces the risk of hemorrhoids, reduces the risk of stroke, reduces the risk of kidney and gallbladder stones, helps remove fungus and yeast from the body, promotes heart health, promotes weight loss and management, and regulates blood sugar.
Vitamin A: Supports cell growth,  promotes healthy bones and teeth, used for certain types of leukemia, promotes good vision, essential for the reproductive process, great for healthy skin, prevents the formation of urinary stones, and helps with dry eyes.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine): It protects the immune system, stimulates the production of healthy cells, and it helps break down simple carbohydrates.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin):  This antioxidant prevents damage from free radicals as well as heart disease and early aging. It is needed for the transportation of oxygen throughout the body and the production of red blood cells, too.
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine): It helps regulate the levels of homocysteine, reduces inflammation in people with rheumatoid arthritis, and it stimulates the production of serotonin, melatonin, and norepinephrine.
Vitamin C: It boosts immunity, supports healthy eye function, lowers both blood lead and blood pressure levels, and acts as natural antihistamine.
Vitamin D: It helps absorb calcium, maintains normal levels of calcium and phosphorus, and protects against hypertension, osteoporosis, and even cancer.
Vitamin E:  Yet another antioxidant that promotes healthy skin, eyes, and immunity and it protects cell damage.
Iron: It keeps the blood cells healthy and transfers oxygen throughout the body.
Calcium: It keeps blood pressure in check, maintains heart rhythm and muscle function, it reduces PMS symptoms, and prevents certain cancers.
Phosphorus:  It helps the kidneys flush out toxic matter, boosts energy levels, forms protein needed for reproduction, and it promotes bone and teeth formation.
Magnesium: Ultimately, magnesium helps cells store energy, helps with growth in muscles, promotes better flexibility, alkalizes the body, relieves constipation, hydrates the body, remineralizes the teeth, assists enzyme function, and relaxes the nervous system.

Ways to add hemp seeds to your daily diet:

–        Hemps seeds are good dairy alternative. Hemp ice cream and hemp milk are packed with nutrients, without the irritating ‘protein’ found in cow`s milk.
–        Add a tablespoon of hemp seeds to your smoothie to reap their benefits, without altering the flavor.
–        Prepare a superfood vegan pesto with hemp seeds which can be used over gluten free pasta or as base to your pizza.
–        Add a few tablespoons of hemp seeds to your salads for a nutritional boost.
–        Baked goods are yet another way to add hemps seeds. Add a handful of hemp seeds to the batter to get its nutrients and nutty flavor.

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