When it comes to eating healthy, finding the best natural foods is fundamental. According to research, hemp is one of the top superfoods to eat and drink due to the many nutrients it provides for the body.
One of the things to love about hemp is the number of ways in which you can eat it or drink it. This superfood is available in so many presentations that you won’t believe you could have it in a different way everyday.
Hemp can be eaten as a whole seed, providing fibre to the body and helping with digestion, which will prevent bloating. You can also find it as oil, which can be used for salad dressings or even for cooking, as long as the temperature doesn’t exceed the smoke point (165 °C/ 330 °F). Hemp seed oil is especially good due to its rich source of gamma linoleic acid, or GLA which helps in fighting allergies, menstrual cramps, and lowering cholesterol levels.
You can sprinkle whole hemp seeds on your yoghurt, salads, oatmeal, and baked goods to add an extra source of fibre to your diet.
Among the additional properties hemp has, it stands out for being a complete protein; this means it contains all eight essential amino acids that are extremely necessary for the body. This makes hemp a great alternative source of protein for vegetarians and vegans.
Adding hemp protein powder to your daily ingest is one of the best ways to meet the necessary amount of protein the body needs. You can add it to smoothies, shakes, and oatmeal; the suggested intake is of two tablespoons per day, but it can vary according to your daily protein requirement.
Hemp seed based drinks are also an option to include in a daily diet. Hemp seed infused water, kombucha, and coffee are perfect to get hemp’s additional benefits such as being rich in vitamin E, Omega 3 & 6, minerals, and antioxidants. These are know for their amazing properties that help improve the health of the heart, skin, and joints, as well as boost the body’s immune system.
As you can see, hemp makes it to the top of the list when it comes to superfoods not only for the several benefits it has to offer, but also for the varied and delicious ways in which it can be included in your diet.
You can find all the hemp presentations mentioned before and more in The Hemp Market.