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Hemp Seeds

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If you’re looking to improve digestion, balance hormones or improve metabolism (perhaps all three!), hemp seeds may just be the superfood you’re looking for.

Really? A Superfood?

I think it is safe to call them a superfood. For starters the offer up an excellent 3:1 balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which promote cardiovascular health.  Most diets are too high in omega 6, which can lead to inflammation and dis-ease.  Ultimately, we should aim for a 1:1 ratio when it comes to omega 3 and 6.

Protein Perfect

For vegans and anyone else who avoid animal products, hemp is a great alternative because it contains very high quality protein.  In fact, it is a complete protein.  Do to its protein source, they are more digestible than seeds or nuts, and won’t leave you feeling bloated. Hopefully. Of course we all react differently to foods, so test to see how your body responds to them.

Hemp seeds can be used in countless ways. Throw a tablespoon or two into a smoothie, blend them into a salad dressing, sprinkle on top of your salad, use hemp seeds in place of pine nuts in pesto, blend with water to make hemp milk… my goodness, it is endless!

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8 thoughts on “Hemp Seeds

  1. Kathleen says:

    Where can i purchase hulled hemp seeds?

  2. hemp protein says:

    Great post. I just recently added hemp proteins to my diet, and my health improved significantly.

  3. Joseph says:

    How would you eat hemp seeds, right out of the bag?

    Would you refridgerate them?

    • amie-sue says:

      You can, but I don’t. I use them in various recipes… they are great sprinkled on salads. I put all my nuts and seed in the fridge or freezer to prevent them from going rancid. amie sue

  4. Carolyn says:

    Hemp & chia seeds are my favorites. I have used for over 5 years, and sprinkle my hemp over salads, over rice, beans, everything. I love the nutritional profile and the ability to use daily without developing an imbalance of other EFA’s. They are readily available now at Sprouts/Wild Oats, in organic and non-organic forms. Hemp is so nutty lightly crunchy, without all the fuss of grinding flax to be digested. I hope I’m correct in the flax, but I just don’t use them. So HAPPY to have found your site.

    • amie-sue says:

      Thanks for sharing Carolyn… I enjoy all of thee above. :) Each can play a great role in recipes. I hope you find inspiration throughout my site and have a blessed day, amie sue

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