I would like to discuss a and wonderful source of protein – which is called Hemp! Many of us do not get the proper nutrition that we need and protein is so important for our bodies to function properly and to stay healthy. I believe in the saying you are what you eat. So please take time to read this and consider using Hemp, because I believe this is a very beneficial to your health and tastes great to0!
If you are thinking about a plant-based diet the one thing you definitely need to consider is getting enough of protein? Where are you going to get it? So I will give you some ideas on how to accomplish make sure you are providing your body with that essential protein .
Having enough of Protein is also essential for any individual, whether you’re an advocate runner, work out at the gym consistently, a body builder, or just the average Joe.
Protein! We all need protein –it provides the building blocks for our cells. Also, when our protein intake remains very low we have a tenancy to eat more carbs. This is not good because it can have a big impact on our blood sugar. Frequent and repeated insulin peaks in our blood sugar not only makes us prone to diabetes, it also promotes heart diseases by converting some fats in cardiovascular damaging substances.
The interesting link between protein and heart diseases protection is that it’s only true for plant-based protein sources. According to some very recent research meat protein does not help protect against heart disease, but it actually does the opposite. So what’s the best vegan protein source? It’s hemp!
Health Benefits of Hemp:
1. Hemp protein supplies enough of the 9 essential amino acids our body requires. It floods your muscles with amino acids.
2. Hemp is rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and chlorophyll.
3. Will help to eliminate intestinal toxicity, hemp is a great detox food to add to your liver cleansing diet.
4. It’s also completely gluten-free and dairy free, which makes it a great choice for people with food intolerance’s and sensitivities.
5. Boost your body with “friendly” bacteria.
What makes hemp superior to other plant-based protein sources?
On top of being a complete and balanced source of protein, hemp is made of two third of edestin, a substance that only hemp contains. Edestin is a protein that is very similar to the ones found in the human body, which makes is very easy to digest and assimilate. It’s also a wonderful compound to repair DNA.
Hemp and healthy fats:
Another thing that makes hemp a superior protein source is its unique fat composition. Hemp has the optimum 3 to 1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 established by the World Health Organization (WHO). But hemp contains also one of the rare healthy fat sources known as gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). This unique kind of fat is known to help fighting against many chronic diseases.
Hemp comes in various forms. From the hulled seed to oil and concentrated protein powder, there’s many ways to include it to our diet. You can sprinkle some hemp seeds on virtually anything, from cereals to salads and soups. You can use hemp oil in your salad dressings and add hemp protein to healthy shakes and smoothies.
According to Matt Gallant, who has been in the body building industry for over 13 years and has studied and used many protein sources–He recommends Hemp as the #1 best protein source, but it should be 100% organic Hemp!
I use Hemp seed myself and I love the natural nutty flavor. I use in with fruit or on a salad a couple of days a week. Whether your goal is a plant-based diet and want to be totally vegetarian, are a bodybuilder, or just desire to add more protein to your diet— Hemp would definitely be an excellent healthy choice. Give it to your kids — they will love, it in a snack or put it in their pudding for lunch.