Is Hempseed Oil The Next Superfood?
The claim:Oil made from hempseed (aka Cannabis sativa, a cousin of the high-inducing marijuana plant) contains compounds that could help lower blood pressure, prevent heart disease, and reduce your risk of cancer, according to a study in theJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
The research:Previous research suggests hempseed is a rich source of vitamins A, C, E, fiber, and more. Building on this knowledge, scientists from the University of Seville in Spain evaluated additional phytochemical nutrition and discovered hempseed oil also contains an optimal 3 to 1 ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. This proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids is rare in oil seeds and is associated with a decrease in inflammation, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, says study author Angeles Fernandez-Arche, PhD. Plus, hempseed oil is rich in alpha linolenic acid—a plant-based omega-3 fatty acid—as well as cholesterol-lowering plant sterols, both of which could reduce the risk of heart disease.
What it means:Hempseed oil appears to be packed with a variety of disease-fighting nutrients—however, whether consuming hempseed oil actually delivers these benefits in humans hasn’t been studied, so it’s too early to connect the dots. Some early findings by Dr. Fernandez-Arche’s group show that hempseed oil may reduce sensitivity to pain and depressionin mice, but human studies are needed.
The bottom line:Should you eat hempseed oil? There’s not enough evidence yet to suggest making it a major part of your diet or replacing oils that have been more extensively studied in humans such as olive and flaxseed oil. Not to mention, the nutty, grassy flavor may take some getting used to. But if you want to give it a try, there aren’t any known risks when consumed in moderation. As for how to do so: Dr.
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