why should you have hemp?

Hemp Protein: Health Benefits, Nutrition, and Uses 

HEMP BENEFIT #1 - A complete protein + helps build & repair muscles.

Your body needs protein to stay healthy and keep working the way it should. Did you know that hemp is an excellent choice as a protein source for not only vegetarians and vegans but also non-vegetarians? Hemp gives you natural protein with 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential amino acids (EAA) that are extremely important for your body to remain in sync. The human body can’t produce those on its own so, those must be obtained from dietary sources. As the name suggests, it is essential for you to integrate hemp into your diet to ensure you naturally get the complete protein requirement your body craves for.

This is rare for a plant-based protein since most plant products lack the amino acid “lysine” which is used as a building block for protein in your body to help produce hormones, immune cells and enzymes. Hemp consists of all the essential amino acids including “lysine” and works as a source of real nutrition. 

Everybody wants good muscle growth, isn’t it? Hemp, the superfood contains branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) which research has shown can stimulate muscle protein synthesis or muscle growth and speed up post-workout recovery by reducing muscle soreness.

HEMP BENEFIT #2 - This can help reduce your risk of heart disease.

Hemp Hearts (raw, hulled hemp seeds) are heart-healthy, high-fibre foods that have omega-3 and omega-6 healthy fats in the ideal ratio (1:3) and they promote cardiovascular health. More specifically, hemp contains linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid, that some studies suggest helps prevent coronary heart disease.

It lowers blood pressure, reduces LDL cholesterol, raises HDL cholesterol and improves triglycerides, a type of fat (lipid) found in your blood that is considered the main constituents of body fat.

HEMP BENEFIT #3 - Improves digestion + cleanses colon & fights sugar cravings.

Lean and fit body, who doesn’t want one? Now that is what Hemp can help you achieve. The hemp powder and hulled seeds are easy to digest that is why it is considered one of the best kid-friendly food items. Up to 98% of it is digestible easily. This means the body can utilise almost all of the micronutrients, minerals, amino acids, protein and other nutrients present in it. 

Hemp is fibrous in nature. Dietary fibre is essential to a healthy diet, as well as gut health and digestion. Due to the rich fibre content found in hemp powder, it naturally cleanses the colon by reducing constipation and removing toxins from the body. As a result, you hardly face any issues related to your digestive system.

Fiber also fills you up real quick. It can not only help you regulate your blood glucose levels but also helps you feel fuller longer. This means your mouth won’t feel lonely and you won’t feel hunger pangs. Say bye-bye to sugar cravings and energy crashes.

HEMP BENEFIT #4 – Boosts your Immune System.

Hemp seeds contain globular plant proteins, “edestin” & “albumin”, which are responsible for enzymatic functions in the blood plasma along with antibody formation. This means hemp makes your immunity is stronger than ever and this is why hemp is considered the best source of real nutrition for vegetarians, non-vegetarians and vegans.

Hemp contains the highest known levels of edestin in the plant kingdom. Edestin is a type of plant protein that is perfectly suited to aid in meeting the body’s cellular needs such as DNA repair. It is the most easily digestible protein and is very similar to protein found in the human body. Albumin is another highly digestible, high-quality source of plant protein that your body uses for tissue growth and repair.

SIDE EFFECTS

Although there are no such side effects in consuming hemp if taken in uncontrolled doses, it can sometimes cause mild diarrhea. The best way to avoid this is to start with a very low dosage (one teaspoon) daily and slowly increase your intake.

HOW DOES IT TASTE ?

Hemp Powder is brownish-green in colour and has a taste that can be described as earthy, nutty or grassy.

 

Hemp Hearts (raw, hulled hemp seeds) range in colour from white to pale beige to dark brown and have a rich, delicious nutty flavour. It is sometimes described as if a sunflower seed and a pine-nut had a super baby.

 

It can easily be added to your pre or post workout shakes, juices, smoothies or any other meals. Hemp pairs well with most foods. Use hemp to add more nutrition to your daily routine. 

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