Although hemp seeds come from the Cannabis sativa plant, they do not produce a mind-altering effect.
These small, brown seeds are rich in protein, fiber, and healthful fatty acids, including omega-3s and omega-6s. They have antioxidant effects and may reduce symptoms of numerous ailments, improving the health of the heart, skin, and joints.
In this article, we look at the various benefits of hemp seeds and provide tips for adding them to the diet.
Health benefits of hemp seeds
- Unsaturated fats
- Minerals and vitamins
- Protect the brain
- Boost heart health
- Reduce inflammation
- Improve skin conditions
- Relieve rheumatoid arthritis
Hemp seeds contain an impressive array of vitamins and minerals and are especially rich in:
They are also a good source of iron, zinc, and B vitamins, including:
- vitamin B-6
3 tablespoons of hemp seeds contain 116 calories and the following nutrients:
|Total fatty acids||14.62 g|
|Monounsaturated fatty acids||1.62 g|
|Polyunsaturated fat||11.43 g|
|Saturated fatty acids||1.38 g|