Hemp, The Super Seed

Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant. It is not the same as marijuana, as it does not contain the high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the active ingredient that produces a high. Hemp has many industrial uses, but you can also obtain many health benefits from it by adding the seeds to your diet.” (1)

Hemp is often confused with its cousin marijuana.  But in truth, it cannot give you the munchies, the giggles or the dilated pupils.  The hemp plant is one of the earliest domesticated plants.  It can be used for medicines, textiles, food skin care and fuel.  The hemp seed is one of the most amazing and nutritious seeds nature has given us.

Hemp is a complete protein.  It contains more “acquired amino acids than milk, meat or eggs” (2) It is more digestible than soy and contains 47% oil, 78% of that in healthy omega 3 and 6, the essential oils in reducing heart disease. (2) By adding just 4 tablespoons of hemp seeds to a meal, it can help rein in the cravings for less healthy snacks.

Hemp oil is used in many skin products and Hemp fiber is used in making clothing, rope and other textiles. It is a fast growing plant, making it an excellent renewable resource.  The top growers of hemp are China, France and Chile. (3) The United States seems to still be in debate over whether hemp is a controlled substance so they are the lowest producers of this amazing plant.  Maybe they should look at the sites below and then realize what an amazing resource Hemp can be for all nations.

Sources and sites:

3 Fat Chicks: 7 Health Benefits of Hemp

Naturally Splendid: Hemp Health Benefits

Wikipedia: Hemp

Global Hemp

 

Felicia

About Felicia

Hello, I am Felicia and I am one of the founding members of Health Now, Wealth Forever. When we came up with the concept of starting our family business, I was enthusiastic just to spend time working on a project with my family. But, as we have grown and expanded, my passion for educating myself and others - about alternative health options and changing the way we view finances and life - has taken over. While I admit I am not the healthiest of our group, I am working on it daily and hope that the articles I write help you to work on it with me. Thank you for supporting us and allowing us to open our minds and yours to an alternative way of look at health, wealth and life!

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