Hemp, Cannabis Sativa in Latin is not the same as marijuana. While cannabis and hemp is determined by the entire plant, the term marijuana means only dried flowers, leaves and small parts of the stalk that appear on illegal market. Hemp is used in many industrial applications.
This kind of cannabis has been cultivated in order to obtain a plant with minimum content of psychoactive substances, and thus meet the strict law. Hemp also has many positive effects on health, because it supplies us with complete protein and an ideal ratio of omega 3 and omega 6 essential fatty acids. It also contains a lot of vitamins B, A, D, E, calcium, sodium, iron and dietary fiber.
Hemp contains essential fatty acids, which lower blood cholesterol and prevent build-up of fatty plaque in the arteries. The accumulation of fatty materials in the arteries leads to atherosclerosis, which is hardening of the arteries and may eventually lead to heart attack and stroke. Essential fatty acids help reduce inflammation, which can cause poor circulation of blood and high blood pressure. Therefore, cannabis is very effective in preventing cardiovascular disease.
Our brains contain many of the same essential fatty acids as contained in hemp. Therefore, the consumption of hemp seeds can help improve memory and prevent diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Hemp seeds use improves mood, alleviates symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress.
Hemp oil is widely used in natural cosmetics (soaps, lotions and balms for the lips etc.), because it promotes the growth of new cells and leaves skin smooth and soft. Hemp oil also helps with skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and dry skin.
Hemp products are natural appetite suppressant and leave you in the stomach a feeling of satiety for a long time. Eating hemp seeds in the morning smoothie can help reduce starving in stomach until your next meal. In addition, you will have enough energy for exercise and other activities that help you quickly lose excess weight.
Relieve digestive disorders
Due to the high content of dietary fiber, hemp seed can help you purify the intestinal tract. Thus, helps to solve digestive disorders such as bloating and constipation.
A healthy digestive system, the high content of antioxidants and plant sterols contained in cannabis can help reduce the risk of cancer of the breast, colon and prostate.
Consumption of hemp seeds is highly recommended for diabetics, because it helps control blood sugar levels. This enables healthy fats that help our body to absorb glucose from the bloodstream and convert it into energy. As a result, the energy level increases and the desire for sweets is reduced.
Hemp seeds and hemp oil can be added to your smoothies, salads, sauces, or even replace nuts in baking.