Hemp ~ a complete protein with superb benefits
Hemp is a complete protein, which means that like quinoa or soy beans, it delivers all of the essential amino acids we must consume because our bodies don't make them. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Hemp is one of the best quality proteins around.
Here are some other reasons hemp needs to be introduced into your diet:
Hemp’s high profile of gamma linoleic acid (GMA), which could also be called the "Great Legs & Arms" fatty acid, helps balance hormones that can help reduce belly fat around the middle, the thighs and the arms.
It nourishes scaly skin and dry hair. Since hemp provides high doses of both omegas 3 and 6 (in the ratio nature intended) it can help with dry skin issues, lackluster hair and brittle nails.
Hemp can help regulate female hormonal problems that come from PCOS, menopause or other conditions. While many women take dietary supplements like evening primrose oil or borage oils for these issues, they could just be eating a big ol’ heap of hemp.
It gives you energy. Unlike tofu, tempeh, edamame and quinoa, hemp is not a significant source of carbohydrates but still has a lot of protein. Integrating it into your daily diet can give you the fiber and nutrients you need to have a more balanced meal and sustain energy longer.
It just takes a sprinkle. Sprinkle some hemp hearts on berries, butternut squash soup, pasta, veggies or a baked potato for great nutritional balance.