Here is why hemp is the perfect protein.
Hemp seeds are an amazing little power house of nutrition. Hemp contains 20 amino acids, including the nine essential amino acids that your body is unable to produce on its own. In addition, hemp is packed with more healthy omega fatty acids and fiber. It doesn’t stop there — hemp helps fight fatigue and even has positive effects on the immune system. This little (but mighty) plant packs a nutritional punch!
Hemp seed is a complete protein.
Hemp protein contains all 20 known amino acids including the 8 essential and 2 semi-essential amino acids our bodies cannot produce on its own. Proteins are considered complete when they contain all 9 essential amino acids in a sufficient quantity and ratio to meet the body’s protein requirements.
And it still doesn’t stop there! Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are well...essential. Your body doesn’t produce them on its own, so you have to get your EFAs from the food you eat. It is also a source of the hard-to-get gamma linolenic acid (GLA). GLA has powerful anti-inflammatory effects along with other disease-fighting powers.
There is only one place we find fiber, plants! FIber is actually not digested in our stomachs, it passes right through. FIber acts like a broom and sweeps out our systems. Both soluble and insoluble fiber are vitally important to our health, digestion and helps keep many diseases at bay including diabetes, obesity, diverticulitis and constipation.
And all this information is only the tip of the iceberg! This little plant has unending benefits.
Got hemp? We do. 🙂
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