Hemp Seed There is nothing like it
Hemp seeds are an outstanding source of many vitamins and minerals. And just like meat, hemp seeds are a complete protein- that is they contain all the amino acids the body needs. Full of heart healthy Omega 3 fatty acids and in fact unlike other foods, hemp is an even balance of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fats. Most foods are either high in one or the other- Hemp are an exact balance! They are an amazing food choice you
Researchers claim that if no other food is consumed, hemp seeds could sustain a human life for a few months without causing nutrient deficiency problems. In fact, hemp protein was used in Europe during tuberculosis outbreaks to reverse the wasting away caused by the disease.
The importance of protein and the type of protein Hemp has to offer:
What is a complete protein?
There are 21 Amino Acids within the body. The body is unable to make 8 of them. Because the body can’t make these Amino Acids, they are called essential. It is essential we get them from our food. The other Amino Acids are not essential as the body can synthesis them itself.
Hemp seeds are considered a complete protein, and very few vegetable protein sources have a complete amino acid profile such as this. Meat has a complete amino acid profile, which makes Hemp seeds a perfect protein source for vegetarians.
Spirulina also contains a complete amino acid profile, however what is unique about Hemp Seed protein is that 65% of it is globulin edistin, which is the highest form of protein in the plant kingdom. Edistins assist in making antibodies, some hormones, haemoglobin and enzymes. No other single plant source has the essential amino acids in such an easily digestible form, nor has the essential fatty acids in such a perfect ratio to meet human nutritional needs.
In addition, hemp seed has exceptionally high levels of the amino acid Arginine. Studies have found that arginine supplements can improve the function of blood vessels, enhance coronary blood flow, lower blood pressure, and even reduce angina and other symptoms in people with heart and/or vascular disease
The Essential Fatty Acids found in Hemp are also of a unique ratio. Hemp protein provides the essential fatty acids (EFAs) omega-3 and omega-6 in a healthy 3:1 ratio. Hemp is also one of the few sources of the hard-to-get gamma linolenic acid (GLA), another important source of omega-6 EFAs. All these essential fats are found abundantly in hemp and are great sources of energy. Essential fats found in hemp may reduce food cravings and inflammation and improve circulation.
Fibre Hemp is an excellent source of dietary fibre. Every 2Tbl serving of hemp protein delivers 8 g of fibre, almost one-third of the total daily requirement of 30 g.
Vitamins and Minerals Good source of B vitamins – particularly Niacin (B3), Thiamine (B1), Folate
(B9) and vitamin B6. This plant protein also provides antioxidants, is very high in Vitamin E, Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium and chlorophyll.
Health Benefits of Hemp Protein
- Increased energy/productivity
- Improved metabolism
- Reduced food cravings
- Reduced cholesterol and blood pressure
- Improved immune system