If you’re ready to start adding in new healthy food options to your diet, but you don’t know where to start, hemp seeds are your new best friend. Their nutrient profile provides health benefits like better sleep and pain relief, as well as some less obvious benefits such as aiding the brain and body through the process of aging well. Read on to learn why you want to add these small but powerful seeds to your lifestyle today!
One of the most obvious reasons for adding hemp seeds (also called hemp hearts) to your daily kitchen routine is because of their high plant based protein and healthy fat content. They are the perfect addition to your pre or post workout smoothie or meal. A 3 tablespoon serving has 180 calories, 10 grams of protein and 15grams of fat, with only 1 gram of carbohydrates.
Hemp seeds also have a diverse mineral content. They are a plant based source of magnesium, which aids the body in 300+ different chemical processes. Other minerals found in high amounts in a normal serving size of hemp seeds are iron, calcium, potassium, vitamin B6, phosphorus and manganese. Hemp seeds are also loaded with antioxidants which protect the body against cancers and help to fight off disease.
By now you’ve probably already gone online to order your first pack of hemp seeds to be delivered ASAP. So what do you do when you get them? The great thing about hemp seeds is that they are a versatile ingredient in the kitchen, and they don't have an overpowering flavor. You could incorporate them easily into anything simple like a fruit smoothie, salad dressing, or add them to baked goods. Hemp seeds are a nutritious food option and are safe to consume daily!
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