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5 Reasons We Love Hemp

Posted by Natures Path on June 2nd, 2014 under General, Sustainable Living

Looking for a brainpower boost? How about a protein power-up? Lucky for you, whatever the question hempseed has the answer. This miracle seed has swept us off our feet – not that we tried to resist! – and once you open your heart (and mouth), you’re sure to fall under hempseed’s spell as quickly as we did.

If you’re in the market for a nearly perfect food source, hempseed is for you. High in protein, fiber, healthy fats, and naturally occurring minerals, it’s eligible bachelor #1.

Excellent source of protein

Popeye missed out when he chose spinach over hemp to keep those famous forearms strong. Protein plays double duty as both a building block for tissues and a source of fuel for metabolism. Among the many amino acids, nine are considered essential and we must consume them daily. Hempseeds just so happen to be one of few plant-based proteins (with quinoa and soy) to boast a full complement of each and every amino acid your body needs to run, jump, and play your way through life. It’s just that good at meeting your needs – and isn’t that what we’re all looking for?

Fab fats

Fat gets a bad rap sometimes, but certain healthy fats known as essential fatty acids are good for your brain, your heart, and your whole body. Hempseed brings a perfectly balanced Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acid profile to the table, and we just can’t get enough! When it comes to hempseed at least, your heart and mind are on the same page.

A digestive dalliance

Now that your brain’s taken care of, what about your belly? As a great source of fiber, hempseed’s got that covered too. This little wonder seed will have everything proceeding just swimmingly so you can devote yourself to all of life’s delicious pursuits. After all, happy digestion equals a healthier, happier you.

The ultimate multitasker

Not one to rest on its nutritional laurels, hemp wins hearts in every arena. It’s so versatile that the world has yet to run out of creative uses that go beyond the bowl – a few on the list include paper, clothing, biofuel, car doors, and building materials. It’s also highly sustainable: it grows faster, is stronger, and can be recycled more times than paper made from trees. And because it’s naturally resistant to most pests, it’s an organic farmer’s dream.

Did we mention delicious?

Though the light, slightly nutty flavor doesn’t reveal much of hempseed’s hidden powers, it sure pleases the palate. As far as tasty superfoods go, this gourmet nutritional powerhouse has us happily under its influence. Can you feel the sparks fly yet?

Breakfast meets hempseed – it’s a match made in heaven, and we're smitten by this miracle seed. Hungry for more? Get your fill with our tasty recipes made with hemp-filled Qi'a Superfood Cereal, HempPlus Waffles, or our classic HempPlus Granola – and try our brand new, delicious Qi'a Superfood Bars!

Natures Path