Its nutritious benefits and the numerous ways you can incorporate Hemp into your diet make it truly versatile and adaptable for everyone. Taken in a variety of forms – oil, seed, flour or protein powder you can jazz up any meal – sprinkle some on your morning cereal, add to a salad, sprinkle on a stir fry, you can even bake with it or have it in a smoothie for a delicious post work out shake. The possibilities to get some extra nutrition with Hemp have never been easier.
Do yourself a favour and add some of this goodness to your plate – here is 5 reasons to get you motivated…
1. Protein packed!
Hemp is the complete protein you have been looking for, it has all 21 amino acids, which includes the 9 essential amino acids which our body cannot produce, and therefore the only way our body can access them is through our diet, they are the building blocks for all protein and crucial in the function of tissue repair and nutrient absorption. There is nearly 10 grams of protein in every 30 gram serve.
2. Good fats galore!
Yes there is such a thing as good fat and Hemp seed oil is it! It is one of the highest sources of healthy fat you can get, it has the perfect 3:1 ratio of omega 3 to omega 6, why is this good you may ask? Because it can lower and reduce not only your cholesterol levels and your blood pressure but also the risk of stroke and heart disease.
3. Inflammation fighter!
The gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) contained in Hemp seed oil is known for its ability to fight inflammation, combined with the perfect ratio of omegas they can reduce the anti-inflammatory effects.
4. Fiber Fabulous
Whole Hemp seeds consist of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Fiber is an essential part of your diet as it helps to eliminate toxins and keep your digestive system healthy!
5. Tremendously Tasty
Last but not least the taste, a very mild nutty taste, many have said it’s like a cross between pine nuts and sunflower seeds. Hemp seeds are perfect for the whole family, and as there are no known allergies to the Hemp seed, so it’s even safe for pregnant mothers too!