<![CDATA[Fit Hemp - Hemp Health Blog]]>Tue, 12 Jan 2016 09:37:19 -0800Weebly<![CDATA["6 Power Foods You Should Be Eating"]]>Wed, 08 Oct 2014 19:20:33 GMThttp://www.fithemp.com/hemp-health-blog/6-power-foods-you-should-be-eating
"Why they're healthy: "Hemp seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke," says Cassandra Forsythe, Ph. D., a nutrition researcher at the University of Connecticut. What's more, a 1-ounce serving of the seeds provides 11 grams of protein—but not the kind of incomplete protein found in most plant sources. Hemp seeds provide all the essential amino acids, meaning the protein they contain is comparable to that found in meat, eggs, and dairy. ..... add them to your postworkout shake for an extra dose of muscle-building protein."
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<![CDATA["Ask the Diet Doctor: The Hemp Seeds Hype"]]>Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:59:38 GMThttp://www.fithemp.com/hemp-health-blog/ask-the-diet-doctor-the-hemp-seeds-hype
"Q: Is hemp as healthy as it seems?

A: Yes, hemp seeds provide a solid nutritional punch akin to flaxseeds. They won't revolutionize your health, but they will provide you key nutritional support, especially if you eat a diet exclusively or primarily from plants."
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<![CDATA["Hemp Seeds: Health Benefits or Hype?"]]>Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:45:03 GMThttp://www.fithemp.com/hemp-health-blog/hemp-seeds-health-benefits-or-hype
"Hemp Seed Oil for Skin Conditions The benefits of hemp seed oil extend beyond heart health. A 2005 study published in the "Journal of Dermatological Treatment" noted that the balance of omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids make hemp seed oil useful in treating symptoms of atopic dermatitis -- a skin disorder that involves scaly and itchy rashes. The trial, conducted over a 20 week period, found that patients who used hemp seed oil experienced significant improvements in atopic dermatitis symptoms, including skin dryness and itchiness.

Hemp Seed Protein - A High Quality Protein Source
One of the most common uses of hemp seed is to produce protein powder supplements. For vegans and others who avoid animal and animal products, hemp is a great alternative because it contains very high quality protein. The quality of a protein is based on the concentration of its amino acids. Proteins with more complete amino acid profiles are digested and used more efficiently by the body. A 2010 study published in the "Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry" found that hemp seed protein contained a protein digestibility-corrected amino acid, or PDCAA, score -- a score determining the quality and digestibility of a given protein source -- greater or equal to many other vegan protein sources including grains, nuts and certain legumes.

Hemp Seed Protein for Immune Function and Anti fatigue
The health benefits of hemp seeds do not end with their omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Hemp seed protein may have additional health benefits, including immune boosting and anti-fatigue effects. A 2008 study published in "Wei Sheng Yan Jiu" demonstrated these findings in an animal trial. The study found that hemp seed protein had positive effects on the immune function of mice and an anti-fatigue effect, which allowed the mice to swim longer."

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<![CDATA["Shelled Hemp Seed Side Effects"]]>Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:39:15 GMThttp://www.fithemp.com/hemp-health-blog/shelled-hemp-seed-side-effects
"Hemp seeds are rather oily and high in fat. One tablespoon contains 3 g to 4 g of fat. The majority of this is polyunsaturated fat — the good kind of fat — and according to Blue Shield of California, shelled hemp seeds contain both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. However, all this fat can come at a price, and you may experience mild diarrhea when adding high-fat foods, including shelled hemp seeds, to your diet. If your digestive system is sensitive to change, start with small amounts of hemp seed — say, a teaspoon a day — and slowly work your way up to the recommended serving of 2 tbsp. ...As of 2011, hemp seeds are not known to cause any interactions with common medications, but you should talk to your doctor or naturopath about any over-the-counter or prescription drugs you are taking before adding hemp seeds to your diet. Blue Shield of California recommends caution to anyone taking anticoagulant drugs, since hemp seeds inhibit platelets and may pose a bleeding risk."

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