7 reasons why we think hemp is the best protein choice for your health, and for the planet!
Is hemp protein powder the best vegan protein source? We think so! Today we’ll show you 7 reasons why we think hemp is the best protein choice for your health, and for the planet!
It’s a COMPLETE Protein Source
Hemp has all 9 “essential amino acids”, making it a complete source of protein. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Our bodies produce a lot of their own amino acids, except for the 9 “essential amino acids” which we must get from external sources.
The levels of each amino acid vary depending on the seed variety and crop, which is why you should seek out a high quality organic hemp seed variety with full nutritional information and amino acids profile. Here’s an example from one of our trusted brands:
Typically, over 25% of the calories in hemp are high quality protein. A good quality hemp seed will yield much higher protein levels. Hempiness Premium organic hemp protein powder boasts 54% protein, which is much higher than chia seeds or flaxseed. Not quite as high as the more processed pea or soy protein powders, BUT hemp protein is in a more natural and readily digestible form. That means that your body can absorb and use ALL of the amino acids for essential functions. Research suggests that hemp is so easy to digest because of the levels of the proteins albumin and edestin, each able to be rapidly broken down by the body.
It’s Environmentally Friendly
Your health and nutrition is of paramount importance, but let’s forget you for a second and focus on us. This planet. Hemp is happy. It is not only sustainable, it’s regenerative. It leaves the soil in a better condition than before it was planted. It is a carbon sink, it absorbs more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than any other crop, or forest.
It has the ability to remove toxins and heavy metals from the soil without harm to itself. This ability to absorb toxins from the soil is precisely why you should make sure that your hemp products come from an organically certified source (as all of ours are!). Anything that you are ingesting deserves to be the best. All Hempiness food products are from trusted and certified organic farms. Only the very best seeds & variety, from the very best sources will do.
So, by choosing an organic and sustainable source of hemp protein powder you can feel healthy and happy with the fact that the product you are using is not only carbon-neutral, it’s carbon-negative!
It’s Pure, Natural and Unprocessed.
Hemp protein powder is simply finely ground hemp seed. Nothing more required. It’s free from gluten, dairy and lactose, sugar, GMO, Hexane, pesticides and herbicides, additives and preservatives!
Pea and soy protein are often highly processed, taking them further away from their raw natural form. For those who value natural unprocessed foods, hemp is the number one choice.
It Contains Gamma-linoleic Acid
As well as the essential fatty acids (EFAs) hemp seed and hemp protein powder contain Omega-6 Gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) which has a range of health applications. From psychiatric to heart conditions, eczema, psoriasis and immune disorders. Research studies show that GLA has the potential to be a highly useful supplement. (Source: https://www.verywellhealth.com/the-benefits-of-gamma-linolenic-acid-89185)
GLA is a fantastic anti-inflammatory, making it a great choice for athletes and fitness enthusiasts. If you’re living an active and healthy vegan, vegetarian or raw food lifestyle then hemp protein powder is an excellent choice of dietary supplement for you. And Hemp contains more GLA than almost any other food in the western diet.
It’s Organic, Natural and RAW
Hempiness protein powder and all of the Hempiness hemp foods available on our website are 100% organic, raw and cold-pressed to maintain all of the nutrients and enzymes from the plant.
We cannot emphasise this next part enough. When buying hemp protein powder or any hemp foods, you must make sure that the seeds used to make your hemp foods are from a quality source. A low price might seem appealing, but often indicates that the seed could be from a lower quality, and less regulated source, often Chinese. Remember not all hemp seed is created equal. Do your research, make sure you get the good stuff.
Because hemp is so pure, unprocessed and natural, it’s suitable for most diets including but not limited to: Keto, Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Halal and Kosher.
It’s a Great Source of Fibre
Hemp is high in insoluble fibre, the best type of fibre for maintaining a healthy digestive system. We’re all told that we should get more fibre into our diets these days, and modern processed foods tend to contain little insoluble fibre, but don’t worry because as always hemp is here to save the day!
Hempiness protein powder contains 24.1g of fibre per 100g. The recommended average intake for adults is 30g per day. Combine a protein shake for breakfast with a packet of toasted hemp seeds as your mid-morning and afternoon snacks and you’re set for the day!
Hemp is a great choice for those with allergies. It is hypoallergenic, which means that it has a low allergy potential. Those with nut or soy allergies often find that hemp is a great alternative nutrition source.
There are many natural protein powders out there, but not all are created equal. Finding a trusted and reliable source for your organic protein powder is important. For those looking for a pure unprocessed natural raw option with an amazing nutritional profile, you’ve found what you’re looking for in hemp!
Hempiness hemp protein powder is available now at the hemp shop. Head over to the shop to learn more about Hempiness protein powder. Try it today and start feeling the benefits!
After reading this article you know how we feel about hempiness protein powder. Next we’d love to hear what YOU think about it (and so would future customers). So be sure to make your voice heard and leave a review after you’ve tried it.