Why Hemp Protein Is The #1 Food For Hair, Skin and Nails
Scientifically Proven Health Benefits of Hemp Protein
Written by: Drew Canole
In this post we will talk about one of my favorite plant-based proteins: HEMP SEED PROTEIN.
Hemp Seed Protein
Hemp is thought to have originated in the Himalayas. It was first planted in North America in 1606 by a French Botanist and became essential to new immigrants as a food and as textile. It is actually a variety of Cannabis plant, but has very low to no traces of THC (the compound in marijuana that causes a drug-like effect).
Because of their incredible nutritional make up, they are often referred to as one of “nature’s perfect foods.” Hemp seeds contain healthy fats (both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids), protein, magnesium, potassium, iron and vitamin E.
- 2 tablespoon of hemp seeds = 10.6 grams protein
- 1 cup of hemp seeds = 40 grams protein
Hemp seeds contain ALL of the essential amino acids! This makes them an excellent plant-source of protein and for use in protein powders. These amino acids are also important for skin health, tissue regeneration and organ repair. Plus, they won’t give you the same bloating and/or gas that sometimes comes with eating whey protein.
For vegans, vegetarians, paleo-dieters and really for anyone, hemp seeds are a superior form of protein. Hemp seeds have the most concentrated balance of enzymes, fatty acids and vitamins of any seed.
The best part… we’ve created our very own protein powder with hemp as one of the main ingredients! Check out more details at the bottom of this post.
More Benefits Of Hemp Seeds
Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids
Hemp seeds are a rich source of essential fatty acids. According to Dr. Mercola, they contain more of these fatty acids than any fish and most fish oil supplements. Essential fatty acids are important for battling inflammation, improving brain health and function, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, reducing risk of heart disease and also maintaining high energy levels.
Hair, Skin And Nails
Hemp seeds are one of the only natural sources of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which has been shown to be beneficial for hair, skin and nails. You can find hemp seed oil in a number of natural hair products. The benefits will show when used both internally and externally, so be sure to incorporate hemp seed oil into your diet!
GLA is also important for proper hormone health. Many women who suffer from extreme PMS symptoms have reported relief when supplementing with hemp seed oil.
Their fatty acids make them great for heart and cardiovascular health. Studies have shown them to be potentially beneficial to those with heart disease.
There was also a study published in the Journal of Arthritis and Rheumatism that found consuming hemp seeds lowered arthritis symptoms by up to 25%.
Hemp seeds have been shown to help suppress appetite and combat sugar cravings.
Boost Brain Health
Hemp seeds contain a lot of nutrients that benefit the brain like omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Hemp seeds are one of the few plant sources of these important fatty acids! Not only do these help with memory and overall cognitive function, but they also help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
According to LeafScience.com, hemp seeds have been found to have all the following properties:
Hemp Filled Recipes
Superfood Frappuccino Recipe
Source: Raw Food Recipes
Instructions: Blend to perfection and drink immediately!
Vanilla Superfood Energy Shake Recipe
Source: Safe Nutrition Guide
Prep: 5 minutes
Instructions: Add all ingredients together and blend to perfection. Enjoy immediately.
Raw Vegan Banana Hemp Seed Sushi Slices
- Peel banana and spread peanut butter over the top half of the banana.
- Sprinkle hemp seeds on top and slice into bite-size pieces.
Protein is emphasized so much because proteins are literally the building blocks of YOU. When someone needs to heal from an injury, they NEED every single amino acid to do so. This is why when you work out and tear down muscles, you need protein to build them back up.
There are many vegetables and seeds and even some fruits that contain all 9 essential amino acids. Hemp seeds are growing in popularity and being used regularly in many plant proteins. They are incredibly nutritious and a true superfood.
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Drew Canole is a rockstar in the world of fitness, nutrition and mindset, with a huge heart for others and doing his part to transform the world, one person at a time.
As the founder and CEO of Fitlife.TV, he is committed to sharing educational, inspirational and entertaining videos and articles about health, fitness, healing and longevity. He is also a best selling author and the founder of Organifi, an organic, incredibly delicious greens powder, chock-full of superfoods to make juicing easy no matter your busy schedule.
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