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Hemp has made it into our lives in many ways. It has been around for years being used as product materials and now has made its way into food products. Hemp is a functional food that has many health benefits.

 

Heart Health 

Hemp oil contains healthy fats and creates a balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. These fatty acids are viewed to be essential to one’s heart health. Omega-6 oils heal the body by being turned into inflammatory agents. Omega-3 oils are able to balance out the inflammation and helps lower the risk of coronary artery disease. It helps thin the blood and helps the blood vessels stay open.

 

Hemp seeds are rich with high levels of arginine. This amino acid turns into nitric oxide which is essential for artery and vein dilation. It also helps keep the walls of blood vessels smooth and elastic. 

 

Gut

Hemp seed oil can help reduce the inflammation due to its healthy fats which can lower the risk of IBS (inflammatory bowel disease). Hemp seeds contain a high percentage of fiber and can help balance the microbiome throughout the gut and our bodies. Many people do not get the recommended fiber per day and it can increase the risk for irregularity to heart disease. The fiber that comes from hemp can help lower the low-density lipids  or “bad cholesterol.”

 

Waistline

Hemp seeds can help in maintaining a healthy weight and boost metabolism due to the high protein and healthy fats. Since the Omega-6 and Omega-3 lower the inflammation and help your heart and blood vessels, it also reduces the risk of obesity. Omega-3 oils have the ability to boost the body’s overall metabolism, burning more fat during the day.

 

Skin

Hemp seed oil is antimicrobial which can remove bacteria that causes breakouts. The healthy fats play another part in reducing the redness of your skin, along with the inflammation. Mixed in your soap, lotion, or face wash, hemp can have your skin glowing in no time. 

 

Incorporating hemp products into your diet can benefit your health immensely and have you living a healthier life. It can support your diet along with helping to save the environment around you. Look into products that contain hemp seeds or oil and add them into your meals.