Hemp has always had trouble stepping out of the shadow of its dirty cousin marijuana. While it is closely related to whacky tobaccy, hemp has microscopic amounts of THC — the chemical in marijuana that gets you high — and eating hemp foods won’t jeopardize your next drug test. The health benefits of hemp are so vast that people are beginning to abandon the antiquated stereotypes of the versatile plant.
By Natasha Longo
Hemp is one of my favorite proteins for many reasons. Most hemp protein powders on the market have no fillers or additives and it provides the 8 essential amino acids and fatty acids. Youll need much less hemp protein than other types of proteins for equal benefit. Your body will also immediately recognize and digest natural, whole hemp protein and it won't slow you down, bloat you, or make you feel uncomfortable.
Hemp seed protein has natural plant chlorophyll and alkalizes to maintain Ph balance in your body. Its also loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
Its organic whole food, non-GMO with complete proteins: Youre digesting the same nutrition that the human body has recognized for those 200,000 years, all the way back down the food chain. Try translating that statement to most other foods.
Recipe: Hemp Power Smoothie
1.5 cups coconut milk (substitute organic brown rice/almond milk)
1/2 cup water or your …
Any food labeled as organic must meet strict guidelines set up and enforced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The food can't be grown with any chemical-based fertilizers or pesticides, which means the harvested food is free from potentially harmful residues. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency states pesticides in food may cause cancer and nervous system or endocrine disorders. If you buy organic hemp protein, you'll know that it's free from these dangerous chemicals.
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