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Health benefits of hemp oil

Vita Stalidzane

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Hemp oil is a total winner

If we compare hemp oil with Flax or Coconut oil, hemp wins for protein, omegas, and carbs (fewer) within a single serving. The only vegetable oil to contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, hemp oil can help lower cholesterol levels.

 

Hemp Oil Benefits for Skin

The hemp oil contains a number of fatty acids which are very healthy for your skin. These fatty acids nourish and moisturize your skin in the right manner and sufficient amount.

If you are a regular user of hemp oil products for the natural skin care, it acts as an anti-aging benefit too. Hemp oil prevents skin disorders like psoriasis, eczema, acne and dry skin.

 

Alpha-Linolenic Acid

Hemp oil is an abundant source of alpha-linolenic acid. Alpha-linolenic acid is an omega-3 fatty acid that is essential to proper organ function. It is similar to the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, and can help prevent heart disease, arthritis and depression.  It can also help reduce the "bad" cholesterol that clogs arteries.

 

Protein Content

Hemp oil is comprised of 25 % protein. This high-quality protein provides amino acids in ratios similar to the protein in meats and eggs. The structure of hemp oil proteins makes them easily digestible. Compared to other oils, hemp oil provides the protein and amino acids the body needs without adding unnecessary calories.

 

So why not to add one tablespoon of hemp oil to your favourite salad? Talking about cooking, hemp oil is a good replacement for olive oil in many recipes. It has a yummy, nutty taste. However, it loses it’s beneficial properties when heated. You can use hemp oil either as a prepared dressing or even mix it with herbs and dip some warm bread in it... The hemp oil can also be used as a substitute for fats for instance as butter over the rice or baked potato.

This article is made specially for FITSITA by fitness trainer Vita Stalidzane follow her on Instagram @vitastalidzane_m

 


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