Some people call them hemp hearts, others call them hemp seeds... whatever you call them, these tiny seeds are a powerful force of beneficial nutrients. Here's why you will fall in love with hemp hearts...
Hemp seeds contain all 21 amino acids, including the nine essential amino acids our bodies cannot produce. Hemp protein is easily digested, and completely plant-based.
Essential Fatty Acids
Hemp seeds contain a healthy anti-inflammatory ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 essential fatty acids, in addition to a beneficial omega-6 fat known as GLA (gamma linolenic acid). Unlike other omega-6 EFAs that can promote inflammation, GLA can reduce and fight inflammation in the body.
"Hemp seeds have the perfect ratio of fatty acids." - Dr. Oz
Because EFAs make up a large portion of our brains, hemp seeds are particularly beneficial for brain function and memory.
Stress Busting Minerals
Hemp seeds are a great source of iron, zinc, and magnesium. One serving of hemp seeds provides almost 50% of your daily magnesium needs! Magnesium is important for many bodily processes, and is the most important mineral for helping us cope with stress.
Hemp seeds have a mild, almost nutty flavor. They can be added to raw and cooked dishes, sprinkled on top of salads, and blended into protein drinks and smoothies. Hemp seeds can be also be sprinkled on top of yogurts, cereals, granola, or added to raw energy bars.
Baking suggestion: Swap out 1/4 of the flour called for in baking for hemp: cookies, muffins or pancakes can get a nice nutrition boost.
Try adding some hemp seeds (hemp hearts) to your diet today, and experience the immense protein boosting, brain supporting, and stress-busting properties of the these tiny seeds.