Raw hemp seeds are the most nutritious food in the world because they are a rich source of phytonutrients (the healing elements of plants), with benefits protecting your immunity, bloodstream, tissues, cells, skin, organs and mitochondria. Hemp seeds do not contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the active substance in marijuana. This Super-Food provides a broad spectrum of health benefits including: weight loss, increased and sustained energy, rapid recovery from disease or injury, lowered cholesterol and blood pressure, reduced inflammation, improvement in circulation and immune system as well as natural blood sugar control. Raw hemp seed offers a superior balance of proteins, essential fatty acids, vitamins and enzymes; and is much more balanced & digestible than soy or whey products.
Raw hemp seeds contain Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C, D, E (alpha-, beta-, gamma-, delta-tocopherol & alpha tocotrienol), Lecithin (choline & inositol) & Chlorophyll. They contain Essential Minerals: phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sulphur, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, sodium, silicon, copper, platinum, boron, nickel, germanium, tin, iodine, chromium, silver and lithium; and supply an abundance of life force energy & enzymes. An adult dose of 55 to 75 grams per day is very low in cholesterol and sodium, but is a great source of zinc, phosphorus, magnesium and iron – important for bone health, oxygen delivery and immune health.
Hemp seeds are the only plant food that contains all 9 of the essential amino acids (20 amino acids in total) and 9 essential fatty acids (in the perfect ratio) – all in an easily digestible form! It meets so many of our nutritional needs, I believe it is the best nutrient source food to build and maintain health.
These embryonic seeds are unique with enough proteins to provide all the essential amino acids to form the globular proteins that form the building blocks to life and immunity. 65% of hemp seed protein is globulin edistin, making it the highest source in the plant kingdom. Edistins are plant globulins and all enzymes, antibodies, many hormones, haemoglobin and fibrogin are also globular proteins, and necessary for life. Albumin, globulin and fibrogin (plasma proteins) serve as a reservoir of rapidly available amino acids should any body tissues be in need, and they are responsible for both the natural and acquired immunity a person has against invading organisms. They neutralize alien microorganisms and toxins.
Since hemp seed protein is 65% globulin edistin, and 35% albumin, it gives the body all the essential amino acids required to maintain health; and provide the necessary kinds, and amounts, of amino acids the body needs to make human serum albumin and serum globulins (like the immune enhancing gamma globulins). Eating hemp seeds is known to heal people suffering from immune deficiency diseases. When we have a good supply of these protein building amino acids, our muscles stay strong, and our body is able to react quickly and effectively to changes, pressures, injuries and infections. Hemp seeds reduce heart disease and stroke; build muscle improving strength & endurance; balance blood sugar and brain chemistry; improve neurological & brain health as they serve as neurotransmitters and precursors; promote rapid healing; strengthen bones and detoxify the body. Hemp seeds are the most nutritious food sources on the planet!
Hemp seed oil comprises 35% of the total seed weight. This oil has the lowest amount of saturated fatty acids (8%), and the highest amount of the polyunsaturated essential fatty acids (80%). Hemp seeds are the highest botanical source of essential fatty acids (EFAs), with more EFAs than flax or any other nut or seed oil, and provide the perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 Linoleic Acid and Omega-3 Linolenic Acid – for cardiovascular health and general strengthening of the immune system. This perfect ratio & ideal balance of EFAs Omega 3, 6 & 9 provide several times more Omega 3 than any fish, and promote heart health, lower triglycerides, work to reduce inflammation, promote brain health, and support the immune system. Omega 9 is an especially rare yet important EFA, also referred to as Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA) which has powerful anti-oxidant & anti-inflammatory properties effective in balancing out hormones (necessary to alleviate mood swings and PMS). Low in carbohydrates, hemp seeds are ideal for those following the paleo diet or who are carb conscious for their health.
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) cannot be made by the human body and must be obtained through the diet. They are necessary to produce life energy from food and move that energy throughout the body. EFAs govern growth, vitality and state of mind, and are necessary in the most active energy and electron exchanging and oxygen requiring tissues; especially the brain, retina, inner ear, adrenal and testicular tissues. They carry the high energy required by the most active tissues, and ensure very high oxygen availability to them. Life force travels through the body via the essential fatty acids and their derivatives.
Hemps seeds not only provide EFAs and protein, they also provide fibre: a nutrient many people do not get enough of in their diet. Women need at least 25 grams of fibre a day, and men 38 grams. Hemp seeds are comprised of 10 to 15 percent fibre, helping to alleviate the effects of chronic digestive system problems. Further, not all of the oil contained in them is digested. Some remains intact to lubricate the digestive system. There are no known allergies to hemp seeds, and they are of special benefit to those who are unable to eat gluten, lactose, sugar, fish, nuts, meat and other common foods. Combined with high fibre fruits, vegetables, nuts and other seeds in the diet, expect regular bowel movements.
Hulled, raw hemp seeds have greatly contributed to my weight loss because they reduce the cravings for foods which assisted me to not eat sugars, starches and saturated fats. By providing all of the essential fatty acids, proteins and most vitamins and other nutrients necessary for promoting good health, hemp seeds keep me feeling satisfied so I no longer desire starches and carbohydrates. I feel more long lasting energy and have become much more active. Now I am more productive, much more energetic and less affected by stress. If I eat raw hulled hemp seeds every morning, I always experience abundant energy with no need to “pep up” with sweet foods, soft drinks or stimulants. Hemp seeds naturally balance blood sugars which stabilize my hunger, mood and energy, and the fibre improves bowel function and increases feelings of fullness so I eat less.
- Hulled hemp seed is delicious, gluten free, raw and vegan. Add it to pretty much everything you eat, (or eat it by itself).
- (55 grams) 5 heaping tablespoons or more of hulled raw hemp seed with raw fruits and vegetables makes a great breakfast, giving your body a healthy start. You can add it to your morning smoothie.
For detailed and well researched information on the benefits of eating hemp seeds read two articles by Lynn Osborn:
HEMP SEED: THE MOST NUTRITIONALLY COMPLETE FOOD SOURCE IN THE WORLD: Part One http://www.ratical.org/renewables/hempseed1.html
And HEMP SEED OILS AND THE FLOW OF LIFE FORCE: Part Two http://www.ratical.org/renewables/hempseed2.html
This information was taken from my Quantum Health Transformation Step 5 Green© Food as Medicine & Another Source of Universal Love Energy PRIMER video. Other topics covered in this video are:
- Omnivore VS Herbivore
- Blood Type O and Cruelty-free Eating
- pH and Blood Hunger
- Benefits of Organic/Live/Raw & Wild Foods
- Why Organic Foods and the GMO Issue
- How to Tell if Produce is GMO
- Chewing & Environment
- Insulin Resistance & Juicing
- How to Eat Seeds & Nuts
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