Hemp Seeds: An Effective Fad Diet for Weight Loss

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Hemp seeds are now dethroning the much-hyped and fussed flax and chia seeds when it comes to being a powerhouse of nutrients. These seeds contain a unique ratio of essential fatty acids, micronutrients, fiber, and complete protein—a very rare instance for plant-based sources. Pound for pound, these seeds suit the superfood bill with a strong case.

 

Several epidemiological studies detailed how hemp seeds can prevent and cure cardiovascular-related disorders, neurological conditions, and skin issues. Recent studies also revealed that hemp seeds are associated with weight loss management. Listed below are the reasons why hemp seeds are becoming the new fad diet for weight loss.

Protein Content

Are you a vegan or vegetarian? You might already know that most plant-based protein sources  lack healthy amino acids, compared to its animal source counterpart. But, cheer up! You’ll be pleased to know that hemp seeds are complete proteins. Meaning, they contain all nine essential amino acids, making it as equal to any animal protein sources.

 

You can already enjoy 10-11g of protein from 2-3 tbsp of raw hemp seeds only. You can add these seeds to your cereal for breakfast or make citrus hemp salad dressing for your lunch or dinner. After doing so, rest assured that you’ll cease doing mindless snacking.

 

What’s more, intaking protein stabilizes blood-sugar levels and keeps energized all day long, so you’re not going to crave high-calorie treats, which, in turn, contributes to your weight management.

Omega-3 Content

Hemp seeds are fatty, yet healthy. They contain both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Balancing these two good fats is critical in our bodies. Otherwise, a person can end up suffering from inflammation, degraded immune response, autoimmune diseases, leaky gut, and many more.

What contributes best to weight management is hemp seeds’ abundance in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids play a role in prolonging one’s satiation. Of course, feeling full for longer equates to eating less, which, in turn, results in weight control.

Omega-3 fatty acids can also support a higher metabolic rate. Several studies concluded that these healthy fatty acids improve insulin resistance, high blood pressure, inflammation,  high triglycerides and low “good” HDL cholesterol levels, and the risks of heart disease in people with metabolic syndrome.

Fiber Content

Whole, shelled hemp seeds are packed with soluble and insoluble fibers, which play crucial roles in one’s gastrointestinal health. These fibers aid healthy digestion, blood sugar level management, and gut flora regulation.

 

Soluble fiber prompts bile juice production. Having an adequate level of it can regulate the amount of LDL or bad cholesterol into normal. It also slows down digestion (in a good way) and the rate at which glucose is released into the bloodstream. As a result, you’ll feel full longer and have a steady energy level after having a meal.

 

By contrast, insoluble or low-viscosity fiber can relieve diarrhea and constipation. It adds more dietary fiber (also called bulk or roughage) to your stool, preventing infrequent bowel movements. It fills your stomach without adding more calories, as well. Hence, you can regulate your calorie intake and manage weight loss plan effectively.

How to Enjoy Hemp Seeds?

Regardless of what you’re currently craving for, you can definitely add hemp seeds in any of your meals. They can be taken in different ways, be it sweet or savory while making sure you’re losing weight. For example:

 

  • Baked goods. You can try the paleo, gluten-free Hemp Seed Anzac Biscuits. Check out the recipe at Irena Macri.

 

  • Breakfast. Start your day with some extra protein and less sugar. The Fit Cookie made a recipe for Vegan Hemp Protein Pancakes, which are gluten-free and peanut-free (best for those who have peanut allergies). If you’re into bites and in a keto diet, try the Hemp Oats from Keto Connect.

 

  • Snacks. Unconventional Baker’s Raw Hemp Chocolate is totally good for busy bees. These snacks taste great and would make you feel full almost all day long! If you prefer something crunchy, Paleo Coconut Bars with Hemp Seeds are a totally a must-try. Check its recipe at Running on Real Food.

 

  • Dinner. Have you heard of hempburger? You’re guessing it right! Literally, it’s hemp and burger—a flavorful plant-based burger. Add this recipe from Veggies Don’t Bite in your vegan burger list.

 

Furthermore, weight management doesn’t only require a proper and well-balanced diet. You also have to work out regularly. Planting autoflower cbd hemp seeds is another way to enjoy these seeds, while at the same time getting rid of those unwanted fats.

 

Takeaway

Due to its health benefits, hemp seeds are becoming more popular to the point that many people wanted to have their hemp garden. The problem is most people don’t have much time to do it. Fortunately, the auto-flowering of hemp seeds exist. As the name implies, these strains will flower after 2-4 weeks of the vegetative stage without your intervention. You can say it’s the easiest and fastest way to being healthy.