Here at the retreat, we can’t get enough of delicious hemp and it’s many, many health benefits. And after a little read of this, we reckon you’ll be cheering ‘hurrah’ for hemp too…
These powerful little seeds pack a serious nutritious punch and are a great addition to many meals. If it’s increased energy and lower blood pressure you’re looking for, then look no further…Hemp seeds have got you covered!
Here’s just a few reasons to get sprinkling those superfood seeds:
Protein! Essential for supporting muscle repair and growth, protein is an important component of any healthy diet. Getting enough protein will also help to keep blood sugar stable and keep you feeling fuller for longer. Hemp seeds rank among the top plant-based sources of protein, so eat your seeds to stay fit and strong!
Fatty acids! Containing over 30% fat, hemp seeds contain exceptional amounts of two essential fatty acids – linoleic acid (omega 6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega 3). The ratio of these two fatty acids is 3:1, which is considered an optimal amount for a healthy human. And if it’s great skin you’re after, hemp is the way forward..
Fibre! Whole hemp seeds are an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fibre, which is an important component of better digestive health. The soluble fibre from the shell provides a source of beneficial digestive bacteria and can reduce spikes in blood sugar. Fibre helps food and waste pass through the gut and the intestines keeping you regular and energised!
Cell protection! Allow hemp to keep all your cells ticking over as these seeds contain powerful antioxidants which the body needs to combat and fight against damaging molecules. Preventing cell damage can reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, and other diseases.
Our advice to you? Join in the Hemp Hype today to start reaping the benefits!
You can pick up these super hemp seeds online here or in your local health store. Pop them in your oats, your smoothies or sprinkle them over your salads and main dishes, they are so versatile and make such a yummy and healthy addition to you pantry!
Happy Saturday superfoodies 🙂
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