Healthy seeds and ways to use them (hemp, apricot, flax) Part Two
- Hemp seeds – the healing properties of hemp seeds have been known since ancient times. Hemp contains all 20 amino acids (including the 9 essential EEAS amino acids that the human body cannot produce) and a very high proportion of proteins (which increase immunity and remove toxins from the body). Consumption of hemp seeds can help people who have immunodeficiency. This conclusion is supported by the fact that hemp seeds were used during the treatment of nutritional deficiencies caused by tuberculosis. It is nature’s largest plant-based source of essential fatty acids (containing more than flax or any other nut). They have an ideal ratio of 3:1 omega-6 linoleic fatty acid and omega-3 linolenic fatty acid (to support the cardiovascular system and general strengthening of immunity). Hemp seeds are an excellent vegetarian source of protein that is easy on the digestive system. It is a rich source of phytonutrients and protector of plant diseases with benefits that protect human immunity, circulation, tissue, cells, skin, organs and mitochondria. Hemp seeds are the richest known source of polyunsaturated essential fatty acids. This edible cannabis contains no THC at all (less than 0.3%) – according to experts. This percentage of 0.3% is further reduced if it is processed into oil, milk or hemp seeds. Eating foods rich in globulin proteins is the best way to provide the body with enough amino acids for globulin production. Hemp seeds contain 65% globulin edistin, then the seeds also contain a certain amount of albumin (a protein available in a form similar to that found in blood plasma). Consuming hemp seeds will provide the body with all the necessary amino acids to maintain health. It provides the necessary types and amounts of amino acids needed by the human body to produce human albumin. Hemp seeds are useful for people who are dealing with immune diseases. The seeds are rich in the entire spectrum of essential fats, omega 3, 8 and 9 and thus nourish the brain and nerves, reduce all inflammatory conditions in the body, have an anticancer effect and heal the circulatory system. Add hemp seeds to cereal, milk shake, or eat on its own.
- Apricot seeds – apricot pods include a lot of nutrients (amygdalin or known as vitamin B17 because it attacks cancer cells and thus prevents the occurrence of cancer). Amygdalin (B17) is present in hundreds of foods, but the richest ones have disappeared from our meal plans. It has been found that people from all over the world who use a traditional diet are less susceptible to various types of cancer. The foods included in such a diet are rich in amygdalin. Bitter almonds are another example of amygdalin-rich foods (amygdalin tastes bitter, so sweet almonds and sweet apricots are not bitter and do not contain amygdalin). Amygdalin is also found in apples, grapes, beans, millet, cassava, most berries and some other seeds. They include legumes, beans and grain products. However, Dr. Ernst T. Krebs, Jr. was the first biochemist to release laetrile (concentrated amygdalin) in 1950. Dr. Krebs recommended the consumption of 10 to 12 apricot seeds per day as a lifelong precaution. The recommended daily dose of apricots is a quarter of a standard cup of 250 ml. It is recommended not to take more than 35 apricot pods per day.
- Flax seeds – dietary fiber in flax seeds reduces the increase in body fat after a meal and regulates appetite. Flaxseed suppresses appetite and promotes weight loss (according to scientists from the University of Copenhagen). Flax has been successfully cultivated for centuries due to its wide application. Hippocrates wrote about the beneficial effect of flax on stomach pain. The French Emperor Charlemagne supported the flax seed so much that he instituted a law in France requiring the consumption of flax. The main health benefits are mainly due to the high presence of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), dietary fiber and lignans. Essential fatty acid (ALA) has a strong anti-inflammatory effect, reducing production factors that promote inflammatory conditions and lowering levels of recombinant protein C (CRP) in the blood, a biomarker of inflammatory conditions. It has been shown that flax has the ability to stop tumors in animals (due to the action of ALA and lignans) and reduce the risk of cancer. Lignans are phytoestrogens (plant substances with antioxidant properties and have an effect similar to estrogen). Phytoestrogens help stabilize hormone levels that affect premenstrual breaks and menopause. They potentially reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancer. The fiber in flax seeds promotes healthy bowel function. One tablespoon of flax seeds contains as much fiber as half a cup of cooked oat bran. Dissolved flax fiber lowers blood cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke. Ground seeds provide more nutritional value than whole seeds. You can grind the seeds in a coffee grinder. They are a great addition to pastries, cereals or smoothies. Contentthey also contain vitamins B1, B2, C, phytosterols and minerals (calcium, selenium, copper. Iron, zinc, sodium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium), vitamin E and carotene. Half of the fat contains omega-3 fatty acids, which makes flaxseed the richest plant source of this fatty acid, even richer than fish oil. Flaxseed is rich in soluble fibers and lignin (which is an important antioxidant). It can be added to cakes, bread, pastries in their entirety or in combinations. It can be added to various dishes, soups, salads, sauces, vegetable soups, breakfast cereals, yogurt and the like. The combination with yogurt is especially good for preparation, because flaxseed mixed like this becomes an emulsion (which the body can easily use, digest and process in the intestines).