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Hemp Seeds: Why You Should be Eating Them

Be sure to check out votehemp.com to find out how you can take action in getting this nutritious, valuable crop legalized in the United States!

Facts

  • Contains all 21 known amino acids including the 8 essential ones you cannot produce on your own
  • Hemp does not contain any phytic acid or enzyme inhibitors which soy protein contains
  • Much easier and safer to digest than soy protein
  • Hemp does not require pesticides or genetic alterations in order to be grown, in fact in can be grown pretty much anywhere
  • Good source of Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA) which is a very rare nutrient
  • Good Source of fiber, thiamin, niacin, vitamin E, folic acid, magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, and zinc.
  • One of the best sources of Essential Fatty Acids with a perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6
  • Fiber content of 40%, which is the highest of all flour grains


Health Benefits

  • Weight Loss: filling, reduces cravings for sugary and starchy foods
  • Increased and longer-lasting energy
  • strengthens the immune system
  • Improve digestion: Hemp seeds are used to treat constipation and hemorrhoids in Asia
  • Lower cholesterol and protects the heart
  • Healthier skin and hair

Uses

  • Add it to smoothies, salads, baked goods, snacks, ice cream, etc
  • Hemp seeds are a very versatile food and can be added to pretty much any recipe
  • Helpful (essential!) for vegans


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