As the world embraces more sustainable farming practices, ingredients like hemp seeds, an eco-friendly crop, are paving the way forward. Should we be using them more in our cooking? Well the answer is yes, of course. Lots of people consider hemp seeds to be a superfood. The cannabis seeds have a rich nutritional profile and provide a range of health benefits.
But the real question is… Will eating hemp seeds get me “high”?
Although hemp and marijuana are members of the same species, Cannabis sativa, they’re in effect completely different plants. There are about a dozen varieties of hemp plants that are grown for food, and all of them contain about 0.001 percent of THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. This means you can eat as much hemp as you want and you’ll never have to worry about getting high, which is the concern of many people.
There are many ways to consume hemp seeds in a healthy diet such as:
- Sprinkled on salads
Add a tablespoon of hemp hearts to just about any salad to enhance its superfood credentials.
- Added to soups and stews
A few hemp seeds can be added to any soup or stew, whether cooked from scratch or shop-bought, to improve the healthy nutrient profile.
- As a diary milk substitute
Shelled hemp seeds can also be used to make hemp milk, which is a great dairy-free alternative to milk. And it’s easy to make.
But hemp seeds are not only used for nutrition benefits, there are countless uses and we’ll show you three ways to incorporate it to your daily routines.
- Body Care and Skin Care
Due to its high content of beneficial oils and natural emollient properties, hemp is becoming a common ingredient in lotions and many other skin, hair, and cosmetic products in the market. There are countless skin care benefits that you can get from using hemp seed oil, either topically or by consuming it. It is a good alternative to the toxic chemicals present in many petroleum based lotions and cosmetics. Hemp also helps with moderating oil production on the skin, soothing inflammation, moisturizes, treats atopic dermatitis and has anti-aging properties.
- Nail Care
Hemp oil softens the cuticles and repairs dryness. Cuticles help the nail have a strong bed to grow from, so moisturizing daily is important. When hemp seed oil moisturizes the cuticle it fills cracks with vitamins and helps the entire nail grow. This is a great option if you’re looking to start doing some nail care.
- Antifungal Properties
Hemp oil defends against bacteria, fungi, and viruses naturally. Studies show that hemp seed oil can inhibit microbial growth. In other words, it stops fungus or food-borne pathogens from growing on a surface. In this case, it stops fungi from growing on your skin and nails, it may even kill the microorganisms which are already there. Ask your doctor if this method is right for you.
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