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11 Amazing Benefits of Hemp Seeds

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Hemp Seeds health benefits includes supporting cardiovascular health, treating diabetes, maintaining digestive system, promoting weight loss, supporting psychological health, combating skin diseases, a good source of protein, helps maintain cholesterol level, strengthens finger nails, and improves hair condition.

Hemp seeds are a wondrous food option. You can consume a handful of seeds to maintain your cardiovascular health whereas the similar quantity will help you lose weight as well. It is a storehouse of protein which is necessary to promote the functioning of your overall body.

Additionally, various studies have concluded its positive effects on the onset of chronic diseases including cancer, macular degeneration, and Crohn’s disease. On the other hand, the seeds have proven to be active on minor health ailments as well.

You can incorporate an adequate quantity of seeds into various recipes including salads. Nutritionists suggest adding hemp seeds to your smoothies to reap maximum benefits in no time.

What are Hemp Seeds?
Hemp seeds are derived from hemp plant which is also known as Cannabis sativa. The seeds are also called hemp heart. This variety is considered a high growing cannabis plant. The plants use to produce industrial hemp are distinctive from the ones used for marijuana production. The hemp products you find on the market are made using leaves and stems of the plant which make them highly nutritious.

Nutritional Value of Hemp Seeds

  • Dietary fiber 1g
  • Iron 16%
  • Magnesium 48%
  • Omega-3 ALA 3g
  • Omega-6 LA 7.5g
  • Phosphorus 48%
  • Protein 11g
  • Vitamin E 21%
  • Zinc 23%

1.Supports your Cardiovascular Health

Hemp hearts contain essential fatty acids. Nutritionists suggest that these seeds are crucial when it comes to lowering the blood cholesterol levels. The fatty acids found in the hemp seeds can ward off inflammation that contributes to poor blood circulation and high blood pressure. The protein found in the seeds can effectively reduce plaque buildup in your arteries preventing the risks associated with various heart conditions such as stroke and cardiac arrest.

2.Helpful in Diabetes

People with diabetes do not have snack options. They will be pleasantly surprised to learn that a handful of hemp seeds can work well between meals. The seeds provide dietary fiber which is known to absorb excess glucose in your bloodstream. Nutritionists suggest that these seeds alleviate sugar buildup and turn it into energy allowing you to perform daily chores without a hassle. However, in case of high glucose levels, you should consult with your endocrinologist and refrain from self-medication.

3.Maintains Digestive System

Hemp seeds can provide plenty of soluble fiber as well. Hence, incorporating a small portion of the seeds into your daily routine can facilitate digestion effectively. The soluble fiber help keep your digestive tracks clean from toxic substances. This way, you will less likely be encountered bloating, constipation, and stomach cramps.

4.For Obese

Overweight individuals can consume hemp hearts without giving it a second thought. Not to mention, the seeds are a storehouse of dietary fiber that effectively suppresses your appetite. The nutrient is known to keep you full for long hours as well. Incorporating the seeds into your salad or smoothies can provide plenty of nutrients which your body needs to maintain high energy levels. Moreover, hemp seeds contain minimum calories and no fats; these seeds can surely help you shed extra pounds.

5.Supports Psychological Health

You won’t believe that tiny hemp seeds can do wonders for your overall psychological health. You can consume a small portion for enhanced concentration or mental clarity. Additionally, the fatty acids found in the hemp seeds can fight deteriorating brain disorders such as Parkinson and Alzheimer’s disease. Nutritionists recommend consuming a handful of the seeds to the people with weak memory. It is worth noting that you can improve mood swings, distress, and anxiety via consumption of hemp seeds. That is possible due to the presence of various minerals in the seeds.

6.Combats Skin Diseases

Moreover, the natural oils found in the hemp seeds can help you achieve smooth and shiny skin. A study has concluded that the nutrients found in the hemp seeds ward off factors that contribute to various skin diseases including dry skin, psoriasis, and eczema. You can find essential oil or other products made with the seeds to improve the condition of your skin. Despite these benefits, it is advised to consult with a dermatologist when suffering from skin issues to prevent serious skin diseases.

7.A source of Protein

A protein-enriched diet is essential to maintain a healthy body. The protein contains ten useful amino acids. Not to mention, you need to consume food packed with protein to reap amino acids as your body cannot produce it. Hemp seeds can become a simple yet effective source of protein. It can strengthen your muscles and tissues. Additionally, the nutrient is essential to promote the functioning of your body organs as well.

8.Can Prevent Cancer

It is evident that hemp hearts are a storehouse of various nutrients which work to strengthen your immune system. This way, your body steers clear of health-damaging factors. These factors contribute to chronic diseases like cancer. A study has pinpointed that the seeds can combat factors associated with the risks of prostate, breast, and colon cancer. However, more evidence is required to prove the claim.

9.Maintains Cholesterol Levels

You should keep your cholesterol levels balanced. Hemp seeds could become a useful source in this context. You can obtain protein, fatty acids, and dietary fiber only by consuming a small portion of hemp seeds. These nutrients will help maintain levels of good or bad cholesterol in your body supporting your cardiovascular health. It is still suggested to visit your doctor when suffering from high cholesterol levels and do not opt for self-medication.

10.Strengthens Finger Nails

Fragile or discolored nails are the indication of weak health. You need to consume foods loaded with nutrients to improve your internal body. These nutrients will help fulfill various deficiencies in your body which often results in brittle nails. Thereby, incorporate an adequate quantity of hemp seeds into your diet and retain the beauty of nails without putting in significant efforts.

11.Improves Hair Condition

Consuming protein and fatty acids are necessary to improve the condition of your scalp. These nutrients function to alleviate factors that contribute to scalp infections. These infections cause hair fall in most cases. You can keep these factors at bay via munching on some organic hemp hearts. The seeds are said to strengthen hair follicles preventing breakage and hair fall at the same time.

Bottom Line
Hemp seeds are versatile seeds that perform various functions. The seeds are also a source of obtaining plenty of essential nutrients. Therefore, incorporate hemp hearts into your diet and embrace a healthy body.

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Saudi Arabia To Build Medical University, 42 Senior High Schools for Ghana – Dr. Bawumia

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The Vice President of the Republic, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has announced that following an appeal by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to the King of Saudi Arabia, the Goverment of Saudi Arabia has agreed to assist Ghana in the construction of a Medical University and 42 senior High Schools.

The Medical University will be established in northern Ghana.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which would fund the construction of the Medical School, would also provide funds for the construction of 42 senior high schools throughout Ghana to increase access to education for the youth, especially girls.

Vice President Bawumia underscored Government’s commitment to providing more opportunities to disadvantaged communities in Ghana, including the Zongo community, when he addressed Muslim faithful on the occasion of 2019 Eid al Adha celebration at the Independence Square in Accra on Sunday August 11, 2019.

The proposed construction of the Medical School comes a few weeks after Vice President Bawumia secured an agreement with the Government of Cuba for the training of 40 qualified students, drawn from the Zongos and other deprived communities, as medical doctors in Cuba.

“There are many brilliant students from the Zongo and other deprived communities who have had their dreams of becoming doctors shattered due to lack of funding. This programme would come as a welcome opportunity for such students to realise their God-given talents. And Insha Allah, this partnership between the Governments of Ghana and Cuba will produce more doctors from Zongo and other deprived communities in the country” he explained.

“I'm also glad to announce that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has accepted another proposal by the Government of Nana Akufo-Addo to establish a Medical School in the Northern Region of Ghana.

“Establishing a Medical School will significantly reduce the scarcity of doctors and other medical personnel in the northern part of the country. This giant step to advance the health needs of the Ghana, together with Government's other initiatives on education, vocational skills, sanitation and infrastructure development in the Zongo communities, which are being driven through the Zongo Development Fund, clearly underscore Government's vision for the Zongo community.”

Vice President Bawumia urged Ghanaians to be on the lookout for any persons who might seek to destroy the peace and unity Ghana enjoys, saying “We should remain vigilant in our communities and neighbourhoods. We must watch out for agent provocateurs, who will want to breach the peace in order to undo all the successes that we have chalked in our developmental journey this far.

“Ghana continues to remain an island of peace in a troubled region. We must not let that slip from our hands. Let us report any suspicious characters in our communities to the security agencies, so that the name of Islam is not soiled on the altar of some political goal that misguided elements may seek to achieve.”

Vice President Bawumia commended the organisers of this year’s Hajj Pilgrimage, noting that they have done such a good job that “not many people even know that some of our brothers and sisters are in Mecca for the Hajj,” unlike previous years when organisational challenges were the order of the day.

The Vice President called for prayerful support for the nation, emphasising, “As I have always done, I wish to, once again, request your support and prayers for President Akufo-Addo, myself and the government so we will continue to remain focused in our quest to successfully steer the affairs of our beloved country for the well-being of citizens.

“On behalf of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Government of Ghana, I wish all Muslims across the country the very best as we mark the sacred occasion of Eid Al Adha.”

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Scientists Create Fabric That Smells Better The More You Sweat.

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It isn't a sure-fire way to make your sweaty gym clothes smell like roses, but a new fabric might be able to give off a pleasant lemony aroma at the very least.

Processes already exist to embed fabric with scents like those from aromatherapy essential oils, but now researchers have combined the idea with concepts taken from advanced smart fabrics.

A team of engineers from the University of Minho in Portugal have developed two ways to modify cotton fabric so that it lets off a citronella aroma when it comes in contact with sweat. Their methods for using sweat against itself are outlined in the journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.

The scientists used a protein found in pigs' noses (yes, hog snouts could be the key to sweet-smelling sweat) that binds to scent molecules. They also attached what's known as a carbohydrate-binding module, which binds to cotton. They used a second method involving fat-like liposomes rather than proteins to bind the pleasant scent to the fabric.

The tweaked cottons released the citronella scent when they came in contact with an acidic sweat solution. The pig nose protein-treated fabric emitted a "quick burst of scent," while the liposomes cleared the air with a slower, more controlled release. 

"Both strategies revealed high potential," the engineers' paper reads. "Functional textiles incorporating fragrances could be an effective clothing deodorizing product."

As a bonus, citronella is also a popular insect repellent. Keeping both the mosquitoes and bad body odor away could soon be as simple as reeling off 50 quick jumping jacks. 

(Source: CNET)

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Multimedia And Adom FM Visit Cecilia Dapaah To Render Unqualified Apology.

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The Hon. Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah on Wednesday July 24, received in her office, a delegation from the Multimedia Group led by Mr. A.C Ohene, the senior editor of Adom FM to formally render their profound apology to the Hon. Minister following a recent Adom FM publication which attracted a lot of negative publicity for the Hon. Minister.

Mr. A.C. Ohene stated that the incident was quite unfortunate and an error on the part of Multimedia and Adom FM and wish to assure the Hon. Minister that utmost diligence and care would be observed to forestall any such occurrences in future.

The Acting Chief Director, Mr. Joseph Obeng-Poku, explained that at the time that the Minister received the call, he was with the Hon Minister in a meeting and that the Minister sounded cool and collected. He expressed surprise that it would be reported that the Minister allegedly showed disrespect. This issue according to the Acting Chief Director was not about the lady being an intern, but rather about the due protocols being followed.

The Honorable Minister for her part accepted the apology in good faith and indicated her preparedness to continue to work with Journalists for the good of mother Ghana.

The Senior Editor, Mr. A. C. Ohene reiterated that the Multimedia Group has learnt a lot of lessons from the unfortunate incident and would work hard to ensure a strict adherence to their time tested protocols. He indicated that an apology had already been placed on their websites, Adom FM online and Joy FM online.

The intern, Miss Rahinatu Abdul Bach indicated her admiration for the Hon Minister and considers her as her role model and therefore regrets the incident, and accordingly rendered an unqualified apology to the Honorable Minister who in return offered madam Rahinatu a box of chocolate.

The multi media delegation included; Mr. A.C. Ohene, Senior Editor, Mr. Nii Dowuona News editor and Rahinatu Abdul Bach, an intern.

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Cuba To Train 40 Medical Students A Year From Zongo And Deprived Communities.

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The Government of Cuba has accepted to train forty (40) brilliant but needy medical students a year from Zongo, inner city and other deprived communities in Ghana.

This follows a proposal by the Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, to the Government of Cuba to extend the special arrangement between the two countries for the training of health personnel in deprived communities .

Vice President Bawumia made the proposal when he held bilateral talks with the President of Cuba, H.E. Miguel Diaz-Canel as part of a two day official visit to the Caribbean country.

According to officials, the programme will begin next year. Gender parity will be ensured in the selection of the students to be trained as medical doctors, with a proposed selection of 20 males and 20 females.

The President of Cuba noted that over the years the government of Cuba has tried to dymistify the training of doctors by making sure the study of medicine is not the preserve of the elite. Cuba has 80,000 doctors as a result.

He lauded Ghana's efforts to offer medical training to brilliant but needy students from poor communities like the Zongos and inner cities and said that Cuba is ready to support Ghana in achieving its goal.

The training of the doctors and other professionals from poor communities will not only lift them out of poverty but also provide important role models for other children in the communities.

Vice President Bawumia also witnessed, as part of the visit, the graduation ceremony of 221 newly-trained medical personnel at the University of Medical Sciences, Cuba. Ghanaian Doctor, Ahmed Ayebeng Owusu, was adjudged the overall best foreign student.

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