A friend of mine mentioned he was using hemp seeds in his triathlon training and for general health and wellness. He provided me with a laundry list of benefits the little seeds provides weight loss being at the top of his list. Intrigued, I later did some research into the history, use, and benefits of hemp seed. Several years later, I am now a believer, and have incorporated hemp seed into my daily diet routine.
One of the great things about hemp seeds is the ease of use. At breakfast, add hemp seed to your cereal, smoothie, or yogurt where the seed can mix in. With the gluten-free hemp seed consumed in this way, your blood glucose levels will be stable throughout the day. It also handles heat well, so using hemp seed in baking is not an issue if you want to consume it in the evening, as an alternative.
Hemp hearts, (shelled hemp seeds), lack the chemicals associated with marijuana, and is quickly becoming a favorite of endurance athletes, and non athletes alike. Hemp seeds have the exact amount of amino and essential fatty acids, vitamins, and protein, in the right amounts, which make them ultra effective in the body. Potassium, calcium, iron, and magnesium are all included in the contents of the hemp heart.
In addition, hemp seeds contain omega 3 and omega 6 at a ratio of 3:1. These are needed to help the body digest food more effectively and efficiently. Also found in our little super food, with a size and consistency of sunflower seeds, are vitamin C, E, B1, B2, B3, and B6. Moreover, hemp seed contains the highest fiber content of any grain, at forty percent.
Hemp seeds may prevent some cancers, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and heart disease. Taken in the morning with breakfast, weight loss is just another benefit of this wonder food. There are no known drug interaction problems and for most, there were no side effects, unless sensitive to THC.
Available at local health food stores, hemp seed as a dietary supplement is gaining in popularity, which is safe and easy to use, for athletes, and non-athletes alike. Try hemp seed for your long-term health.
Gregg Seltzer is the founder and coach at http://www.triabilitycoaching.com based in the Chino Valley of Southern California. Triability Coaching coaches, advise, and trains amateur endurance athletes competing in triathlon, marathon, century rides, and open-water swims. He is a USAT, USAC, USATF, and ASCA certified coach. Coach Gregg competes in a plethora of triathlon and endurance races of various distances annually, and is a crazed trail racer in the off-season. Reach Coach Gregg at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org for customized training, comment, feedback, or questions. You can also follow at Twitter.com/triabilitycoach. Our phone number at Triability Coaching is 800.884.2194 or 909.720.9351.