Its National Hemp Week and The Health Nut is celebrating!
Hemp can provide you with a complete protein, and a balanced ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. It also contains many B vitamins, vitamins A, D and E, calcium, sodium, iron and dietary fiber. Hence, hemp seeds can supply you with all your dietary needs for optimum health.
Hemp is said to be high in Omega 6 fatty acids, and also contains all of the essential amino acids. Amino acids help form protein in the body and are key to tissue repair as well as overall growth.
Hemp hearts are a rich source of nutrition, putting them in the “superfoods” category. Hemp hearts typically contain 33 percent protein, 9 percent omega-3 essential fatty acids, and are an excellent source of iron, vitamin E and GLA (gamma-linolenic acid), an Omega-6 fatty acid.
The hemp heart is a tasty and versatile food with a light and nutty flavor. Try adding to both hot and cold cereals, blending into your favorite smoothies, sprinkle on top of salads, soups, and even ice cream, and add hemp hearts to baked goods for a nutritious and nutty boost.
The Health Nut will be featuring hemp products the whole month of June.