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Hemp Oils Helps Protect the Heart and Prevent Heart Disease
Hemp seeds and hemp seed oil may be two things you want to add to your kitchen cupboard. According to a recent study by Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the healthy fats found in hemp might not only offer brain health but heart health as well.
How Hemp seeds and Hemp Seed Oil Affect the Heart
This study is still fairly new, but so far they have found hemp seed oil has been shown to help reduce coronary artery disease due to healthy omega 3 fatty acids found in hemp. These omega 3s come from ALA ((alpha linolenic acid) which is also found in chia and flax seeds. Over the years, it has been studied and proven that these healthy fats help lower the risk of heart disease and they are commonly recommended in most heart healthy diets. Hemp is also a great source of antioxidants and fiber.
Researches have found that the specific sterols found in hemp oil may be the link in preventing heart problems. Sterols are pretty much steroid alcohols which are found in plants that lower cholesterol and platelet aggregation. Did you know that hemp seeds also contain contain tocopherols? Tocopherols are know to be helpful against degenerative heart diseases and Alzheimer’s. Hemp oil also contains phytols, which is sterol that contains antioxidants and helps lower cancer risks.
How Hemp Oil is Needed for the heart?
Other Benefits of Hemp:
Hemp is an excellent source of protein and contains all nine essential amino acids. It also contains essential fats, Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA), fiber, iron, zinc, carotene, B-Vitamins (1, 2, and 6), Vitamin D, Vitamin E, calcium, copper, potassium, chlorophyll, and enzymes.
Another great thing about hemp/hemp seeds, is it can be eaten by most people who are allergic to nuts, gluten, and lactose. Hemp seeds are naturally gluten-free, making them a great alternative to wheat products.
- Increases weight loss
- Lowers cholesterol
- Increases and sustains energy
- Reduces inflammation in the body
- Lowers blood pressure
- Great source of plant based protein
- High in vitamins and minerals
- Rich in chlorophyll and enzymes