Hemp hearts are shelled hemp seeds.
Hemp seeds come from the hemp or cannabis plant, but don’t worry; they don’t contain THC so you won’t get high.
Hemp seeds have both Omega-6 and Omega-3 EFA.
Hemp seeds have been proven to aid in lowering high blood pressure, therefore lessening the risk of heart attack or stroke.
They are high in dietary fibre and contain no known allergens, so they are beneficial to those who can’t eat gluten, lactose, fish, sugar, nuts meat or other common foods. It can also reduce your chances of getting colon cancer or prostate cancer.
When eaten with your breakfast, your body will be satisfied with all the nutrients contained in the seeds. You are less likely to feel hungry or have cravings for sweet or salty snacks.
Hemp hearts are also packed with proteins that give your body energy to burn. You will feel less fatigued.
The proteins and enzymes in hemp hearts help soothe the inflammation and reduce the swelling in many forms of arthritis
Hemp can be boiled, roasted, ground into flour, mashed and used in many delicious recipes. A word of caution though, hemp can have a laxative effect, so go easy. Stick to the amounts the recipes call for.
As with anything new, you will want to discuss the benefits of introducing hemp seeds into your diet.
Come back soon to see the new hemp recipes I will be adding.