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Benefits – Hemp Seeds

With more and more people starting to sit up and take note of their healthy fat intake, hemp seeds are one source that should be readily focused on.  Hemp seeds will provide the essential fatty acids that are absolutely vital to overall good health and the fact that most people don’t get enough of.

Let’s take a closer look at hemp seeds so you can get the full idea of what this food is all about.

Optimal Ratio of Fatty Acids

One of the first big benefits that hemp seeds have to offer is the fact that they are literally the ideal ratio of omega-3 fatty acids.  One big problem in the diets of many is that they are making more of an effort to take in the essential fats but as they do so, they’re taking in an imbalance of omega-3 fats versus omega-6 fats.
Hemp seeds will help put you where you should be.  This food has the ideal ratio of 3:1 of omega-6 to omega-3 fats which will help to promote health rather than take away from it.

Promote Good Heart Function

The next big benefit that hemp seeds have to offer is that they will go a long way towards keeping the heart healthy.  They can lower the risk of developing a sudden heart attack and will also help to reduce your overall l cholesterol level so you maintain an all around healthier cardiovascular system.

Complete Source of Protein

Unlike many sources of healthy fats, hemp seeds are also a complete source of protein for the body so for anyone currently struggling to get enough protein, this will be a very nice added benefit.

While you won’t get as much protein from hemp seeds as you would from say a chicken breast, but they still will help boost your intake and fulfill your requirements.

So if you’re aiming to boost your intake of healthy fats, especially the omega-3 and 6 fat varieties, definitely make an effort to start eating more of this very healthy seed.