Our top 10 reasons to be eating hemp foods

Oct 30, 2016

  1. Hemp foods taste great
    Hemp foods start with Hemp Hearts – raw, shelled hemp seeds. Hemp Hearts have a soft texture and a slightly nutty taste. Many people compare the taste of Hemp Hearts to a sunflower or pine nut.
  2. Hemp foods are easy to use
    Eating healthy is easy with Hemp Hearts. Sprinkle Hemp Hearts on cereal, yogurt, salad, or pretty much anything. Add Hemp Hearts into pancakes, homemade energy bars, or cookies. Or, blend Hemp Hearts into a smoothie. Bump up the nutrition profile in hummus or pesto by using Hemp Hearts as the base.
  3. Hemp foods are packed with protein
    In every 30g serving of Hemp Hearts, you get 10g of protein! If you were to take a 30g serving of chicken or beef, there’s actually more protein in a 30g serving of Hemp Hearts than there is in the similar sized meat serving. Plus, hemp protein contains all essential amino acids.
  4. Hemp foods contain omegas
    Omega-3 and 6 are referred to as essential fatty acids because they are essential to many body functions like building healthy cells and maintaining brain function. Our bodies cannot produce omegas. We must get them from food. Here’s where Hemp Hearts come in. A 30g serving of Hemp Hearts contains 10g of Omegas-3 and 6. Included in hemp’s omega profile is the rare Omega-6 gamma linolenic acid (GLA), which has been shown to help with healthy skin & hair. This is why you may see beauty products made from hemp.
  5. Hemp foods offer magnesium
    Studies find that most people are not getting enough magnesium. Magnesium is a critical nutrient. Nicknamed Mother Nature’s muscle relaxant, magnesium helps muscles turn off their contraction, enabling relaxation. This means it helps reduce headaches, constipation, stress, cramps and more. A 30g serving of Hemp Hearts equals 70% of the recommended daily intake of magnesium.
  6. Hemp foods are NOT a significant source of carbs
    Hemp Hearts are not a significant source of carbohydrate or sugar with the carb content derived solely from dietary fibre. Oh yeah – in addition to protein, omegas, and magnesium you are also getting some fibre from Hemp Hearts!
  7. Hemp foods fit with every diet
    Paleo, allergen-free/elimination diets, vegetarian, high-protein, Mediterranean – hemp foods are a perfect fit.
  8. Hemp foods are locally grown
    Canada is the world’s largest producer of hemp grown for food purposes, with the majority of the acres here in the Prairies.
  9. Hemp foods can be found practically everywhere!
    Look for hemp foods everywhere you would buy your groceries. Costco, Walmart, Superstore, Safeway/Sobeys, and independent retailers like Vita Health – all carry hemp food products. Even Pure Lifestyle!
  10. Did we mention hemp foods taste great?!
    Not matter how good for you a food may be; it needs to taste great for you to enjoy it. Hemp foods are delicious! Try for yourself today.

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