The Perfect Anti-Cancer Food
Hemp hearts provide antioxidants
Hemp hearts are a great source of antioxidants, which fight inflammation. Chronic inflammation can lead to diseases and in some cases, cancer. There is promising research showing that some of the properties of hemp may be helpful in treating leukemia, liver cancer, and breast cancer.
Hemp hearts provide CBD
Hemp hearts come from the hemp plant, which is the same as the cannabis (marijuana) plant, but a different variety. However, hemp hearts naturally do not contain THC, which is a psychoactive compound that causes the “high” and other effects of marijuana. Hemp hearts only contain trace amounts of CBD, which is a non-psychoactive compound that has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and neuroprotective properties. CBD may help cancer patients by regulating neurotransmitters, hormones, and enzymes that affect pain, inflammation, oxidative stress, and muscle spasms. CBD may also help protect from muscle damage caused by excessive exercise or environmental toxins by stimulating cell repair and preventing DNA damage.
Hemp hearts provide essential fatty acids
Hemp hearts are rich in essential fatty acids, especially omega-3 and omega-6, which are beneficial for heart health. These fats help regulate inflammation and immune response, which affect your blood cholesterol levels and cardiovascular disease risk. They also support your vascular cell development and function, which affect your blood flow and blood pressure. Hemp hearts have a balanced ratio of omega-3 and omega-6, which is optimal for preventing any deficiency or excess of either fatty acid. Too much omega-6 and too little omega-3 can cause chronic inflammation, which can impair your immune system and increase your risk of cancer or other chronic diseases.
Hemp hearts provide protein
Hemp hearts are also a great source of plant-based protein, which is essential for cancer patients. They provide about 9.5 grams of protein per 3 tablespoons (30 grams), which is about twice as much as flax or chia seeds of the same serving size. Hemp seeds also contain all nine essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. Protein is important for maintaining your immune system, muscles, skin, hair, and nails among other tissues. Protein also helps you recover your strength after chemotherapy or radiation therapy by preventing or treating protein deficiency or muscle wasting.
How to Incorporate NUI Hemp Hearts Into Your Diet
Hemp hearts are easy to incorporate into your diet with our line of delicious single serving products. You can eat them right out of the bag on the go or sprinkle them on salads, oatmeal, yogurt, or smoothies for a crunchy texture and a nutty flavor. Our serving size of hemp hearts is about 3 tablespoons (30 grams), which provides about 166 calories, 14.6 grams of fat (mostly omega-3s and omega-6s), 10 grams of protein (complete with all nine essential amino acids), 2.6 grams of carbohydrates (mostly fiber), and various vitamins and minerals.
Hemp hearts are not only delicious but also nutritious, and can help you with your cancer treatment. By adding them to your daily menu, you can improve your intake of antioxidants, CBD, essential fatty acids, protein, and other nutrients that can improve your body’s recovery and health during treatment. Hemp hearts are truly a beneficial food for cancer patients!