Hemp Seeds – Amazing Crunchy Goodness

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I’ve been eating hemp seeds for awhile now. They taste great and they provide a blast of nutritional power that far exceeds almost any food available today. I’ve written about the benefits of hemp before, but hemp seeds need their own special shout out, because they are truly one of nature’s powerful foods. Here are 5 reasons that you need to be adding hemp seeds to your healthy diet.

They are a superior source of vegetarian protein. This high protein percentage strengthens the immune system and fends off toxins in the body.

Hemp seeds improve cardio vascular health. They contain the highest source of botanical fatty acids and a perfect balance of omega 3 and omega 6 linolenic acids.

Hemp seeds are the richest known source of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids. They contain phytonutrients that ward off disease throughout the body.

Hemp seeds contain all essential amino acids for our body including 9 amino acids that our bodies don’t produce.

Hemp seeds will lower your cholesterol. They produce phytosterols which helps remove fat from your arteries.

Yes, hemp seeds are a member of the cannabis family, but there is no need to be concerned that they will get you high. Hemp seeds contain a very low amount of THC, plus they contain a substance that counteracts THC.

If you’re looking for an excellent source of protein and healthy fats, then hemp seeds are the way to go. Here are some delicious ways to add them to your diet.

-Sprinkle them over salads.

-Add them to scrambled eggs or pancakes for breakfast.

-Put them in your smoothie.

-Throw a handful in your mouth.

This is just one way to take advantage of the power of hemp. I hope you find other ways to use this amazing plant in your healthy life.

Have more questions? “Contact me” for an “Empower Your Health” strategy session.

Make it a great week!

Namaste,

Bruce

Hemp: It’s Time To Drop Negative Stigma and Support This Amazing Plant

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First, let’s debunk the commonly held myth that hemp gets you high. Yes, it is part of the “Cannabis Sativa” family which includes Marijuana, but there are no intoxicating properties in hemp. Hemp contains microscopic amounts of THC, the chemical in marijuana that gets you high. By ingesting hemp you will not have a psychotic episode and you won’t fail your next drug test.

So now that we’ve cleared that up, let’s talk about the vast benefits that hemp brings as a nutritional food and also an industrial product.

Health benefits of hemp

-Protein and fiber in hemp  helps aid digestion and prevents spikes in blood sugar which will give you energy throughout the day.

-Hemp contains omega 3 fatty acids that improves cardiovascular health by lowering blood pressure, easing inflammation and reducing the risk of disease.

-Hemp contains omega 6 fatty acids that improve the skin and hair, maintains bone health and promotes better brain function.

-Hemp seeds contain essential amino acids that promote healthy cells, tissues and organs.

Industrial benefits of hemp-Hemp has enormous, environmental, economic and commercial potential.

-Paper-There is no tree or plant species on earth that is capable of producing as much paper per acre as hemp! One acre of hemp produces 4 times the amount of paper that one acre of trees produces. Trees take 20 to 50 years of growth before they can be used for production. Hemp is ready for harvest in 4 months and can be easily grown on any farm land. Production of hemp eliminates the destruction of billions of trees, therefore reducing pollution and protecting the environment.

Textiles-Hemp is an excellent alternative to cotton. It is 10 times stronger than cotton. It produces twice as much fiber per acre as cotton. It also uses far less water, it repels insects and weeds so no pesticides or herbicides are required, and it grows in all 50 states.

Hemp is nontoxic, biodegradable and renewable-Wow! I can probably just stop writing here. Hemp requires very little resources and growing effort compared to it’s replacements. Hemp produces more biomass and has more potential as a clean and renewable energy source than any crop on earth! It is estimated that if hemp was widely grown in the U.S. for fuel/energy, it could supply 100% of all U.S. energy needs! Think about that for a moment.

So why all of the bad press on hemp? Hemp was not banned because it was a drug. It was banned because it was a competitive threat to the timber industry and textile industry. Hemp simply did not produce enough profit for corporations.

Hemp was at one time on the verge of being a super crop, but politics got in the way. 

We now have another chance to right the ship. Hemp is a crop that can save the planet.

Still don’t believe the hemp hype? I encourage you to do your research. You may want to start here: http://www.thehia.org/facts.html.

I now leave you with a quote from our first president of the United States and hemp advocate George Washington:

“Make the most of the hemp seed, sow it everywhere.”

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Make it a great day.

Namaste Y’all

Bruce