A Perfect Protein Helper For Your Diet: Hemp
Adding more protein to your daily routine can be a healthy option, as protein keeps our bones and muscles strong, boosts mental cognition, and keeps us more satisfied throughout the day. In general, a healthy average amount of protein to include in the diet is between 50-60 grams per day. Trendy, fad diets that encourage you to eat 25-30 grams of protein per meal are considered “high-protein diets” and remain all the trend these days.
If you are thinking of starting a high-protein diet or doing one, it means you want to choose proteins, lean, and avoid eating proteins that are processed, like sausage, bacon, and deli meats. Some of the proteins to include in your diet are white meat chicken, nut butter, eggs, shellfish, fish, and hemp foods. If you are a vegan, or like me just someone who aims to eat a mostly plant-based diet, then Ayurvedic Essentials Hemp Hearts are a total pantry must-have because they are the perfect plant-based protein. Keeping these guys on hand makes it a lot simpler to combine plant-based living with important protein-eating. Hemp is one of the most nutritiously dense foods around thanks to its vitamins, protein, minerals, and healthy fats. Focus on getting your protein intake up a notch by sprinkling hemp hearts on your salads, smoothies, stir-fries, and avocado toast. And sneak in some extra plant-protein by using hemp milk in your lattes.
The one thing to remember with high-protein fad diets is that they often hold back on the carbohydrates (veggies and aka fruits). All those delicious and gorgeous vegetables and fruits play a huge role in our overall well-being and actually maintain that healthy weight. Not getting enough can truly backfire on your long-term goals. While in the short-term a lack of veggies and fruits will leave you feeling bloated, constipated, and gassy because you are not eating enough fiber. Rather, aim to include foods from all three food groups at each meal (protein, carbohydrates,fat), so take that stir-fry I mentioned…we have protein from the hemp hearts, and fiber from the blend of vegetables, and a fat from the olive oil you are mixing it all together in.