A look at why Hemp is so good for your health and the planet
Hemp is among the world’s most nutritious plants and whether hemp comes in oil, powder or seed form it can be one of the healthiest and enriched ways of getting key fats, vitamins and minerals into your diet.
Hemp is also one of most eco-friendly fibers known to man. It’s a regenerative plant which means it heals the environment around it as it’s growing. It requires zero pesticides or insecticides so there’s no harmful chemicals seeping into the groundwater and entering the water cycle. Hemp’s rugged roots anchor soil to prevent erosion and the leaves return nitrogen to the soil. Hemp cultivation generates very little waste and even the hemp processing by-products are useful.
All of these things make it super environmentally friendly and the health benefits are exponential too. Hemp Seeds are are high in key Fatty and Amino Acids which are essential to your body’s health. You can read more about this here. They’re also jam-packed full of things like Vitamin A, Vitamin D and Vitamin E as well as key minerals such as Iron, Calcium, Potassium, Phosphorus and Magnesium so you can be confident when taking Hemp Seeds in any form you are getting a fully balanced nutritional superfood in your diet.
Hemp Seeds can improve cardiovascular health and high blood pressure, decrease the risk of blood clot formation and help the heart recover after a heart attack. The Gamma-Linolenic Acid found in hemp seeds (which you can read about here) has also been linked with reduced inflammation, which may decrease the risk of diseases like heart disease. When your arteries have a build-up of fat, your heart needs to work much harder to oxygenate your blood. When your heart has to work harder than it should, you get high blood pressure and this prevents the cells from getting the energy level needed to survive.
So a simple supplement with hemp reduces the risk of heart diseaseand helps you and your heart stay healthy. And they taste good too! Hemp Seeds have a soft texture, attractive sesame seed-like appearance and a nutty flavour similar to sunflower seeds.
Hemp Seeds come in different forms and what you want to get out of it determines what form you should take it in. If you want all the goodness of Hemp Seeds with more fibre, try the Whole Hemp Seeds. For less fibre, more flexibility with all the goodness then the Shelled Hemp Seeds go amazing sprinkled on everything, Hemp Protein Powder which is super high in protein is sifted from Hemp Flour which is an amazingly
nutritious gluten free flour substitute and Hemp Seed Oil is high in healthy fats.