Painful Legs, Bones, Joints, Knees, Ankles and Feet.
Welcome to Hemp Seeds and Oil.
Hemp seeds, my superfood, are easily digested by the body and is one of the most nutritious foods available in nature. They contain high amounts of balanced essential fatty acids, essential amino acids and the “Perfect protein” not only containing all 20 amino acids, but also each of the nine essential amino acids that our bodies cannot produce. Hemp seeds are foods which can sustain our dietary needs, even if you don’t consume any other healthy food. There are many, many hemp seed health benefits, only some of which are listed below.
1. Rheumatoid Arthritis.
I must share my symptoms which are caused by the loss of cartilage in joints, inflamed tissue surrounding joints and a tightening gap between bones due to swelling. With RA, synovial fluid that normally lubricates joints starts to thicken and swell, while at the same time cartilage loss causes increased friction between joints and bones. The result is that joints become unable to move smoothly — weak, stiff, or unstable — and the buffering space usually between bones can become smaller, which limits the range of motion – like me, unable to dry between my toes. I have now overcome the symptoms.
The most common signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include:
- Joint pain – Any joint can become damaged due to RA, but the wrists, feet, hands, ankles and knees are most commonly affected.
- Redness, heat and tenderness near inflamed joints – Pain and tenderness are usually experienced in a “symmetrical pattern,” meaning multiple joints are impacted and on both sides of the body instead of just one which can indicate an injury such as tendonitis or even osteoarthritis.
- “Morning stiffness” that’s usually worse right after getting up.
- Fatigue and muscle aches – Trouble moving normally, including bending over, climbing stairs, walking or exercising.
2. Weight Loss.
Hemp is a natural appetite suppressant and can help you feel full longer and reduce sugar cravings. Some experts recommend that adding four tablespoons of the seeds to your breakfast will help curb excess hunger the entire day. This is partly due to the fibre in hemp seeds, which promotes satiety and in turn aids weight loss.
3. Digestive Health
High in insoluble and soluble fibre, hemp seeds provide more than enough bulk to keep your gastrointestinal system regular. Additionally, this healthy mixture of roughage feeds the probiotics in your gut and helps secure a robust immune system. One of the benefits of high-fibre foods like hemp seeds is the ability to help relieve constipation.
4. Hair, Skin and Nails
Hemp seed benefits for skin and hair go a long way in improving dry, red, flaking skin. Since hemp seed oil is also good for skin disorders, such as psoriasis and eczema, it’s a good idea to eat at least a couple tablespoons of hemp seeds every day to maximise these benefits as well.
The British Journal of Cancer reports that the THC in hemp seeds can stop and possibly reverse a deadly form of brain cancer. The journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment confirmed the THC in hemp seeds improved advanced-stage breast cancer. Researchers from the University of Rostock, Germany, discovered similar evidence that cannabinoids derived from hemp seeds can inhibit cancer growth and metastasis, particularly in lung cancer. All this shows the potential of hemp seeds as some of the best cancer-fighting foods available.
6. Heart Health
Some of the key ingredients in building a healthy heart include fibre, plant-based protein, healthy fats and eating less sugar. Hemp seeds help in doing all of those things. Research in animals and humans strongly suggests that hemp seeds can improve cardiovascular health and high blood pressure.
- Reduces Anxiety
- Breast pain
- Diabetes and diabetic neuropathy
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Multiple sclerosis
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Skin allergies
Hemp Seeds vs Chia Seeds
Chia seeds pack much of the same nutritional punch as hemp seeds. However, hemp seeds have a more well-rounded nutrition profile. That said, chia seeds have a bit more fibre than hemp seeds, with five grams of fibre per tablespoon. Like hemp seeds, chia seeds can also be added to smoothies and other recipes.
Research shows that hemp seed and oil benefits include acting as an anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, antiemetic, anxiolytic and antipsychotic agent, and is, therefore, a potential medicine for the treatment of neuroinflammation, epilepsy, oxidative injury, vomiting and nausea, anxiety and schizophrenia.
I recommend adding two tablespoons of hemp seeds to a morning smoothie to naturally lower blood pressure, reduce LDL cholesterol, raise HDL cholesterol and improve triglycerides.
Hemp seeds are a superfood especially for those of us who have diabetes, muscle stiffness in the mornings or painful legs.
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Let’s Live Pain-free and Longer,
Michael Patrick Plumstead