Hemp seeds have an established place in history as a nourishing and delicious food. Cultures from around the world have their local recipes. Russians make porridge, sweets and a delicious butter said to be superior to peanut butter. The Chinese enjoy snacks of roasted seeds and in South Africa babies are weaned on a hemp “Pablum”. In fact, the medicinal properties of hemp seeds in ancient Chinese pharmacopoeia are substantial. No other single plant source can compare with the nutritional value. Both the complete protein and the essential oils contained in hemp seed are in ideal ratios for human nutrition.
IDEAL VEGETABLE PROTEIN
A pound of hemp seed would provide all the protein, essential fatty acids and dietary fiber necessary for human survival for two weeks. The protein in hemp contains all eight amino acids essential to life and is easily digested. For this reason it is used in many parts of the world for treating malnourishment.
DANGERS Of “Low Fat” And “No Fat”
Recent trends to produce “low fat” and “no fat” foods present untimely dangers to human biology. In an effort to reduce the intake of saturated fats which typically provide little nutritional benefit and are attributed to excess weight gain, food manufacturers are producing products that contain no source of essential fatty acids. An ideal fat source needs to contain a balance of essential fatty acids (EFAs). They are known as Omega-3 or alpha linoleic acid and Omega-6 or linoleic acid. Hemp foods and hemp oil will be at the head of the “good fat” line, since they contain 80% EFAs. Fats and oils provide a carrier for the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, B and K. They also produce energy. As the trend towards “nutraceuticals” (nutritional foods or substances which prevent disease) continues, the increasingly sophisticated consumer will turn to hemp seed.
HIGH FIBRE – Little “Colon Cleansers”
Although little has been written about the fibre content of hemp seeds in North America they continue to be the most popular remedy for constipation and hemorrhoids in China.
Nutritional Analysis Of Hemp Seeds
Calories 503 per 100g
Dietary fiber 35.1% (3.0% soluble)
Essential Fatty Acid Profile
Omega-3 (Alpha Linolenic) 20%
Omega-6 (Linoleic) 57%
Omega-9 (Oleic) 12%
Carotene (Vit A) 16,800 IU per pound
Thiamine (B1) .9mg/100g
Riboflavin (B2) 1.1mg/100g
Pyridoxine (B6) .3mg/100g
Niacin (B3) 2.5mg/100g
Vitamin C 1.4mg/100g
Vitamin D 100 IU/100g
Vitamin E 3 mg/100g
ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS
EFAs absorb sunlight and keep membranes fluid. Their tendency to disperse gives biological systems the power to carry substances such as toxins to the surface of the skin, intestinal tract, kidneys, or lungs, where these substances can be discarded.
EFAs are involved in producing life energy in our body from food substances, and moving that energy throughout our systems. They govern growth, vitality, and mental state. They hook up oxygen, electron transport, and energy in the process of oxidation. Oxidation, the central and most important moment-to-moment living process in our body, is the ‘burning’ of food to produce the energy required for life processes. EFAs are involved in the transporting of oxygen to all our cells. EFAs can be likened to oxygen ‘magnets’ that pull oxygen into our body. Linoleic Acid and Linolenic Acid appear to hold oxygen in our cell membranes, where it acts as a barrier to viruses, fungi and bacteria.
EFAs substantially shorten the time required for fatigued muscles to recover after exercise. They facilitate the conversion of lactic acid to water and carbon dioxide. This is especially important to athletes.
EFAs increase metabolic rates. They increase the metabolic rate and burn more fat into carbon dioxide, water and energy sometimes resulting in weight loss.
Linolenic Acid and its derivatives can lower cholesterol hy up to 65%. It also produces smooth, velvety skin, increases stamina, speeds healing, increases vitality, and brings a feeling of calmness. It reduces inflammation, water retention, platelet stickiness, and blood pressure. It also inhibits the growth of tumors and enhances some immune functions, reduces the pain and swelling of arthritis, and completely reverses premenstrual syndrome in some cases. It has been known to kill malaria and has been used successfully to treat bacterial infections.”
This article is excerpted from: Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill, Udo Erasmus, © Alive Books, December 1993
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· 80% concentration of EFA’s – highest of any food source
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· Vitamin A,Vitamin E
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increase with greater stress and dis-ease symptoms
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Omega Oil is the ideal 1:3 ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 Essential Fatty Acid, with natural occurring Omega 9 – easy to digest and utilize!
OMEGA 3, 6Excellent source of Omega 3… low in Omega 6.
OMEGA 3, 64:1 ratio Omega 3 to Omega 6 EFA’s. Not in an ideal ratio for human body needs. Can create challenges with long term use.
PLANT BASEDPerfect raw materials for the bodies own processing of Omega 3 and Omega 6 into DHA and EPA – which the human body naturally does… just like fish when given the proper tools. Is high carbon and radiation sequestering.
ANIMAL BASEDIs an excellent source of EPA and DHA which the animal naturally converts by eating the raw materials and letting the body do its work. Potentially contaminated with methyl mercury, dioxins, polychlorinated biophenyls (PCB’s) and radiation from Fukushima.
PLANT BASEDGood raw materials for the bodies own processing of Omega 3 and Omega 6 into DHA and EPA – which the human body naturally does… just like fish when given the proper tools. Is somewhat carbon and radiation sequestering.
ALLERGENSOmega Hemp Seed Oil naturally contains stearidonic acid (SDA) which easily converts to EPA and DHA and has no enzyme inhibitors like grains, legumes or nuts and is very easy to digest for humans.
ALLERGENSEPA & DHA found only in Fish Oil. Body gets lazy from not having to make its own. Toxic load is directly related to allergen symptoms.
ALLERGENSConversion ALA to EPA is inefficient and flax has known phytates which can cause a build up of toxins and allergic reactions with prolonged use.
ENVIRONMENTHemp is the most sustainable plant resource on earth.
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Flax like hemp is an amazing plant for many reasons… Hemp just has more recorded uses and durability.