Weed seds are packed with protein and nutrients. That’s why they were a staple for farmers long before cannabis was smoked and many boxers, wrestlers and fighters start their day with a dose of these seeds as they enter the gym. They are full of vitamins (Vitamin E, Vitamin A and many B-vitamins) and minerals such as phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc. They also have a rich supply of fatty acids, both Omega-3 and Omega-6 – the perfect balance of essential fatty acids as well as GLA (gamma linolenic acid), which helps with hormone balancing.
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They are an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, which help to reduce blood sugar spikes, cholesterol levels and inflammation. They contain the amino acid arginine, which makes your blood vessels relax and dilate, thus reducing high blood pressure. They also contain gamma-linolenic acid, which lowers the risk of heart disease and boosts your recovery after a stroke or heart attack.
They are also a good weight loss food, because they keep you feeling full and help curb the munchies. They’re also great for people who are trying to gain muscle mass as they contain the right amount of protein for that purpose.