Hemp Could Be The Eco-friendly Replacement For Soybeans And Were Not Talking About It Enough
Hemp Hearts are technically nuts but they're so versatile that it's frankly ridiculous that they aren't being discussed in the zeitgeist more. They have a mild nutty flavor, they can be ground up into a flour, pressed for oil, or in fact consumed as they are, raw, cooked, or roasted! Not to mention that just like soybeans, Hemp can be used to make milk too and it's pretty popular within the alternative health as well the vegan community.
Hemp hearts consist of over 30% fat. They are exceptionally rich in two very essential fatty acids, linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3). They also contain gamma-linolenic acid, which has been linked to several health benefits. Hemp hearts are a fantastic protein source, as more than 25% of their total calories are from top-quality protein. That is considerably more than similar foods like chia seeds and flaxseeds let alone soybeans, whose calories are 16–18% protein. Hemp seeds, nutrition wise are an absolute treasure trove because they also are a great source of vitamin E and minerals, such as phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc.
The comprehensive nutrient profile of hemp seed oil means that it is good for the heart. Even though some of the information that is currently available comes from studies and research that uses animal models but a majority of healthcare experts are extremely excited about the versatility and potential of the hemp seed oil and other hemp seed products. The fatty acids in hemp seed oil may help balance the skin and prevent inflammation that can result in acne. Rubbing a bit of hemp seed oil or full-spectrum hemp oil into tight muscles may help release tension and relax them.
The alternative and holistic health trends have already labelled hemp seeds as the ultimate "superfood" and the internet is positively flooded with positive reviews as well as a myriad of hemp hearts recipes, ranging from healthy green salads where hemp hearts can be used as a topping and hemp seed oil can be used for the dressing aimed at the health conscious to pancakes where hemp hearts are in the batter for those who enjoy the sweeter things in life.
Barring a specific allergy, Hemp hearts are rather safe when consumed in moderate amounts. Though some hemp hearts side effects may occur because hemp seeds are high in fat, the sudden increase in fat caused by eating large amounts of hemp may cause mild diarrhoea. People with a sensitive digestive system are advised to start by eating a small amount, such as 1 teaspoon, and slowly work up to the serving size of 2 tablespoons. Other than that they are completely free of any particular side effects.