Hemp ~ It Does Your Heart Good

It’s Valentine’s Day – a day when the heart symbol is abundantly shared with loved ones.

The heart is, of course, one of the most important organs in the human body and needs to be taken care of well. Proper nutrition and exercise are 2 major factors for keeping the heart healthy.

Inadequate nutrients and unhealthy foods can contribute to an unhealthy heart, and poor nutrition can contribute to high blood pressure and cholesterol – which in turn contributes to heart disease.

Eating clean and nutrient-dense foods, along with healthy fats (essential fatty acids and Omega fatty acids) are necessary to help keep the heart healthy.

The body needs fats, but it needs GOOD fats (not saturated and trans fats). Hempseed and hempseed oil contain Omega fatty acids, which are long-chain polyunsaturated fats. Polyunsaturated fats will not contribute to cholesterol, but will in fact help REDUCE cholesterol from bad fats. Phytosterols, which are also present in hemp, help to lower blood cholesterol.

The Omega fatty acids in hemp also help with circulation and help maintain artery elasticity and health.

If you want to be good to your heart – eat hemp!