Cardiovascular disease is a general term that covers many types of heart/vascular ailments. Cardiovascular disease is damage to the heart and/or blood vessels, and this damage is caused by atherosclerosis (excess fat build-up – plaque) in the arteries.
Healthy arteries are elastic, flexible, and very strong. They carry oxygen and nutrients to the rest of the body. However, when they are clogged with fatty buildup they cause the blood pressure to raise. This pressure, if not treated, will cause the arteries to become hard, which in turn makes it difficult for them to circulate the needed oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.
Cardiovascular disease is caused by many factors : smoking, being overweight (which can also be reduced by incorporating hemp seeds and hemp seed oil into the diet), lack of exercise, and unhealthy eating habits.
Adding hemp seeds and hemp seed oil to the diet is a great way to start the path to a healthier heart (along with exercise, stopping smoking, consuming healthier foods). The Omega fatty acids in hemp are in the perfect 3:1 ratio – optimum for the human body. The polyunsaturated fats in hemp are a perfect replacement for saturated fats in the diet and can reduce blood cholesterol levels. The LA in hemp seed may reduce arterial thrombosis.
Omega 6 fatty acid and GLA have been shown to decrease cholesterol.
Omega 3 fatty acid helps aid in arterial elasticity, as well as promoting healthy cells and blood vessels.
Introducing hemp seeds and hemp seed oil into the daily diet may prevent or reduce the instance of heart disease.
Hemp is definitely good for you…and your heart.