Superfoods: Hemp Hearts

Hemp is one of the purest, most complete plants on earth. It has the perfect balance of Omega 3 and 6 for sustainable human health helping to keep our immune system intact and our skin, hair and nails shiny and healthy as well. It’s a high quality raw food protein and has a massive trace mineral content and it’s the only seed that doesn’t need to germinate before eating as it has no enzyme exhibitors, therefore it’s easy to absorb and assimilate into the body.

Hemp seeds are made up of 24% protein, contains all 21 amino acids and 8 essential amino acids and is composed of 40 percent fiber, which is the highest amount of any grain. This little seed’s high protein content is mostly made up of high-quality enzymes – edestin and albumin – making them a great source of vegan protein for proper immune system function and muscle recovery. This superstar is also a great protein alternative for anyone with dairy or soy allergies or intolerances. Hemp seeds are also an excellent source of gamma linoleic and stearidonic acid which can be therapeutic for a number of conditions like eczema, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis.

How and where can I get more of these superstars?

Look for them in your health food store in either seed or oil form. Hemp can be eaten raw, ground into a meal, sprouted, made into hemp milk, or made into tea. In oil form it can replace any oil used for salads, other dressings and baking. If consuming hemp in seed or hearts try sprinkling a tablespoon or two on your salad, oatmeal, smoothie, toss with granola or mix with a small handful of nuts as a mid-afternoon snack.

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