How Hemp Nutrition Reduces Heart Attacks and Strokes

Illustration of a stroke
Illustration of a stroke

Essential Fatty Acids

A diet filled with saturated fat is a recipe for disaster. It is better to fill your diet with polyunsaturated fats like the ones that are found in hemp nutrition. Essential fatty acids are required in order for the Nervous, Circulatory and immune systems to function properly. The body cannot produce omega 3 or 6 naturally. It has to be sourced from hemp seed nutrition. They are two types of essential fatty acids;

Omega 3

The omega 3 is the alpha-linolenic acid. The main sources for omega 3’s are fish, flaxseed, soya, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and green leafy vegetables. The king source of omega 3 is from Hemp seed nutrition. Hemp seed has the perfect ratio of omega 3 to 6. This further enhances the synergetic effect of essential fatty acids. Omega 3 has anti-inflammatory properties. It is concentrated in the brain. It is needed in order to break down other fats. Hemp seed nutrition provides 7 times more omega 3’s than fish.

Omega 6

The most misunderstood and abused fatty acid. This essential fatty acid is abundant in the western diet. However, it is normally consumed in the absence of its brother omega 3. The omega 6 fatty acid will only serve as an inflammatory in the body without its brother. This fatty acid is also called linolenic acid. This essential fatty acid is found in Burger King, McDonalds and KFC. Basically all meats contain this essential fatty acid.

Demonstrating the dangers of triglycerides
Demonstrating the dangers of triglycerides

Lowering Blood LDL Cholesterol Levels

People who eat lots of flax and hemp seed tend to have a higher HDL cholesterol levels. This is the good cholesterol. High HDL levels are synonymous with a healthy heart and circulatory system. On the other hand, LDL levels are boosted by regular fatty meats. Having a high LDL is synonymous to having bad cholesterol. This can be easily alleviated by removing meat from the diet and supplement with hemp nutrition.

A high level of LDL cholesterol leads to more triglycerides in the blood. Triglycerides are blobs of fat flowing in the blood veins and arteries. Triglycerides can also harden and block the pathways of the circulatory system resulting in heart attacks and strokes. HDL cholesterol cancels out the bad effects caused by LDL cholesterol. Therefore, one of the benefits of hemp nutrition is breaking down and eliminating triglycerides in the blood.

Lowering Blood Pressure

The anti-hypertensive properties of hemp nutrition can be traced to its ant-inflammatory function. It helps to alleviate the stress level of the heart. Omega 3’s contains a component called Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which actually operates within cardiac cells and decrease their arrhythmia potential. DHA is normally isolated and used in all major hypertension medications.

Did You Know That?

The correct ratio of essential fatty acid omega 6 to omega 3 is 1:4 or 1:3. However, the western diet ratio is 25:1. This is going in the opposite direction of what is healthy. Omega 6 is more easily absorbed than omega 3. Therefore, the ratio has to be higher for Omega 3 for it to be absorbed. At the ratio of 25:1 the omega 3’s do not stand a chance.

This imbalance is strongly attributed to heart disease, cancer, obesity and depression. Multiple researches’ has correlated most modern sicknesses to the imbalance of the essential fatty acids in the diet.

Reference “US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health” @ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12442909

Improve Cardiovascular Circulation & Function

In order to improve the health of the heart and avoid heart attacks and strokes, stabilizing blood pressure and cholesterol level is necessary. Hemp nutrition provides globular proteins. This type of protein is the elementary building blocks for red blood cells, capillaries, veins, arteries and of course the heart. Supplying the body with the necessary building blocks for repair and generating healthy cells is very important in maintaining a healthy heart.

Hemp Nutrition also consist of the vitamins A, C, E and B complexes. Vitamins A and C increases the rate of cell repair and helps to maintain the structural integrity of the whole circulatory system. Vitamin E is the main circulatory rejuvenater. Free radicals that may damage the heart and circulatory tissues are neutralized by the de-oxidizing effect of vitamin E. Free radicals damages the circulatory system by making the cells unstable, which in turn make other neighboring cells unstable (Chain Effect). This leads to accelerated aging and damage to the circulatory system. Therefore, vitamin E from hemp nutrition slows down the aging process and improves the overall health of the Circulatory system.


For more information before buying go to Benefits of Hemp Nutrition

Other Benefits of Hemp

Benefits of Hemp Nutrition:Gives a comprehensive break down of the overall nutritional content of hemp seeds. The article gives a complete analysis of the ratio of each nutrient. The type of proteins that hemp nutrition provides will also be discussed. The medicinal benefits will also be examined.

How Hemp Nutrition Can Make You Smarter:Because omegas 3’s are concentrated in the brain and is not produced by the body, it has to be sourced from nuts such as hemp seeds. The article also demonstrates why vitamin E is a very powerful brain antioxidant.

Vegetarian Body Building Using Hemp Seed Protein Nutrition:Building muscles has always seemed to be futile or impossible for vegetarians. However, there is a new emerging trend. Vegans are now able to enter bodybuilding competitions. Hemp seed protein has given vegans and vegetarians hope in the bodybuilding arena, find out how.

Why Hemp Fuel is the Best Alternative Energy:For too long now, all nations have become dependent on crude oil when there is a much cheaper alternative. The startup cost for growing hemp for energy is a mere fraction of drilling expeditions and nuclear plants. The economic and environmental benefits will be explored.

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marywanders 4 years ago from minnesota

I starting eating flax seed years ago, I know nothing about hemp and where to get it or what form it is availabrlr in. Thank-you for the new information


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Naima Manal 4 years ago from NY

I never knew this about hemp, and I just saw some at the health food store the other day! Thanks for sharing.


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ChristinS 4 years ago from Midwest

I love Hemp. I use hemp seed oil in a lot of the soaps and lotions I make also because it's wonderful and healing for the skin when applied topically. Hemp is a wonderful product for so many things - we should legalize it in the US.


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ALUR 4 years ago from USA

I will consider it. Gosh I only hope it doesn't increase appetite.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

@ marywanders, Glad to have enlightened you on hemp seeds, you can check out my other hub on the overall benefit of hemp nutrition. I just put the link in the article.


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marywanders 4 years ago from minnesota

why thank-you rasta1, I appreciate that easy access to new information


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Naima, There are starting to become popular in the health stores and pharmacy.

Respect ChristinS, The type of Vitamin E in Hemp seed oil, repairs and tighten the skin.

Respect Alur, its actually good fiber that fills up your stomach with nutrients. In turn decreases appetite.


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mackyi 4 years ago from Philadelphia

Thanks for sharing this hub Rasta. I am always for the Natural products!


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect mackyi, This one is for the natural food lovers.


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Very useful and important info. I will check out my health shops when next I go shopping.

Thanks.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Lad_E, make sure its organic and in a resealable container. If I was in Europe, I'll get products from Netherlands or Belgium.


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

Well Rasta, since my people dem do a likkle juggling with de same ting deh, mi drink di tea an use it all kind a ways.

Very informational.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

yea it limitless, Even during my research I keep being surprised by the health properties of the hemp.


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SanneL 4 years ago from Sweden

Great information!

I'm a believer in a diet of natural food.

I enjoyed your "Benefits of Hemp Nutrition" hub as well!

Thanks for sharing.


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

Rasta, where can I get the hemp shake to buy?


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Sannel, trying my best to please you, Will have some more natural stuff coming.

@ Cardisa, to tell you truth Cardisa, megamart sometimes sells the almond milk. But I actually get my almond seeds from the tree and buy my hemp seeds from whoever.


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

i haven't seen hemp seeds for consumption here in California--but I may be looking in the wrong places--I enjoyed this article!


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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Audrey. They are there. I have even seen hemp milk in walmart. You may have to ask around.

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