HEALTH BENEFITS OF HEMP SEEDS
(IN A NUTSHELL)
Protein Power Super Star – Hemp is one of the most complete proteins in the plant food kingdom, containing ALL 21 known amino acids (the building blocks of protein). Protein is responsible for making neurotransmitters – the essential internal messaging service that sends the signals around your body to make it function. Hemp is well recognized as a super-food by those seeking a healthy protein source.
Perfect balance of omega essential fats – Hemp contains natures perfect ratio (3:1) of omega 3 to omega 6 essential fatty acids – a unique accomplishment in the plant world. These compounds have been shown to have a particularly beneficial effect on our health.
GLA (gamma linolenic acid) – Hemp is an excellent source of GLA, which has been shown to help people with skin disorders, PMS, menopause, cancer, heart disease, arthritis and has good anti-inflammatory benefits.
High fiber food – Like most plant foods, hemp seeds are rich in soluble and un-soluble fiber. Fiber naturally keeps the colon clear and gives you a satiated feeling, whilst helping to reduce sugar cravings.
High in antioxidants
– Hemp seed is high in the antioxidant vitamin E. It has also been found to contain tocopherol, which benefits both Alzheimer’s and atherosclerosis. Phytol is another powerful antioxidant from hemp seed, which has is known to have both.
Healthy Hemp Recipes
Healthy & Delicious Coco-Hemp Nugs
Prep time: 15 minutes
Everything you need.
Ingredients (choose organic if possible):
Healthy & Delicious Coco-Hemp
- 2/3 cup ground raw almonds/cashews
- 4 Tbsp coconut oil (melted)
- 3 Tbsp. Raw cacao powder
- 2 Tbsp. raw honey
or agave syrup
- 3 Tbsp. hemp seeds
- 1 rubber mold tray
Place raw cashews in a food processor until finely ground. Meltdown coconut oil into a liquid and mix with cacao powder, honey, hemp seeds, and ground cashews. Stir it all together. Afterward, spoon mixture in molds and place into the freezer or the fridge if you like them a bit softer. Ready in 10-15 minutes.