I have to give credit for this educational nutrition discovery to my client Allison. She educated me on another natural organic health food that is super good for you. Honestly, I am shocked that I wasn't tracking on this because it is that good. It shows me that I still have much to learn. But I am so proud of Allison for having the dedication and motivation to do research on her own. I am also very pleased that she shared her discovery with me so that I can pass it on to you.
I have had several clients tell me stuff that I didn't know and I think it is great. So Don't be afraid to research stuff on your own and please share it with me so we can discuss it. Just because I am the trainer and you are the client, doesn't mean that you can't teach me something. I will always listen, so if you find something please bring it to me.
Hemp Seed Oil
Seeds of the plant cannabis sativa, hemp seed, contain all the essential amino acids and essential fatty acids necessary to maintain healthy human life. No other single plant source has the essential amino acids in such an easily digestible form, nor has the essential fatty acids in as perfect a ratio to meet human nutritional needs.
Hemp oil, a natural product of the hemp plant, is a safe and flavorful way to give your body the nutrients it needs to perform at its best! Rich in vitamin E and Omega fatty acids, hemp oil is a perfectly balanced combination of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants needed to maintain optimal heart and joint health. It is especially recommended for those suffering from heart disease and arthritis since it decreases the incidence of blood clots and reduces inflammation in the joints.
Hemp oil is full of natural enzymes and acids that our body needs, but can't produce on its own and can't metabolize from the foods we eat. Unlike many of the traditional cooking and dressing oils we use, hemp seed oil is cholesterol free and is a great source of protein.
Virtually anywhere you use regular cooking or dressing oil, you can use hemp oil! Its warm, nutty flavor and light texture is a perfect complement to salad dressings, pasta sauces, vegetable stir-fry.
There are many different Hemp health food products. A couple of notable ones are:
Pure Hemp Protein Powder: Protein Powder that is made from hemp is a wonderful alternative, it has a yummy nutty flavor. We like to add it to our natural salad dressings to make them creamy or hemp butter tastes so good you can eat it straight from the jar. It also tastes good in protein shakes, smoothies, and with green drinks. Pure Hemp Protein Powder is actually a whole food protein powder. It is very rich in complete protein and beneficial branch chain amino acids. It also has a good balance of Omega 6 and Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs). When adding Hemp Protein powder to your diet you also increase your healthy dietary fiber.
Hemp Seed Oil: Research has proven that we need good fats in our bodies and that low fat diets do more damage than good. High quality organic hemp seeds provide one of the best types of Omega 3/6/9 essential fatty acids. One product thatl is exceptional is Nature's Way EFAGold. You will find it is the highest quality hemp seed oil, and nature's richest botanical source of the Omega Essential Oils in a cold pressed, unrefined and hexane-free product. 90% Total EFAs: 18% Omega-3 - Linolenic Acid, 60% Omega-6 - Linoleic Acid, 12% Omega-9 - Gamma-Linoleic Acid (Harder to Find).
Hemp Seed Bread: There are all types of recipes for really healthy Hemp seed bread. I am not a bread fan but this stuff is good. Here is one good one. Crunchy Hemp Protein BreadMakes: 1 loafPrep Time: 10 min + rising time, Cook Time: 30 min, Ingredients:1 1/2 Cups Hemp Protein Powder, 1/2 Cup Shelled Hemp Seed, 1Tbsp Hemp Seed Oil, 1 Cup Rye Flour, 1/4 Cup millet, 2 Cups Quinoa Flour, 2 Eggs, 1 1/3 Cup Soy milk or Hemp Milk, 2 Tbsp Honey, 3 Tbsp Italian Spices(Marjarom, Thyme, Rosemary), 1 tsp Celtic Sea Salt, 2 1/2 tsp yeast, 5 cloves garlic (optional). Directions: Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a flat cookie sheet.
Mix all ingredients together, shape loaf on cookie sheet, let rise, then bake at 350 until golden brown and the scent drives you to bliss. Enjoy!This wonderfully rich protein bread fills the air with wonderful italian spices when baked. The attractive green millet-studded loaf owes it's crunch to the millet seeds and it's protein to the bounty of eggs, quinoa flour, and hemp protein powder. Serve with a great dipping sauce of Hemp Seed Oil and balsamic vinegar. Makes a great snack bread with Goat cheese, tomato, and avocado on top!
(milk free, lactose free, high fiber, high protein)
So, for another addition to your nutritional arsenal, that is a great source of protein and good fats, consider using Organic Hemp Seed in all of its different, good forms.
Disclaimer - no, I am not referencing Hemp in any narcotic way whatsoever. Hehehehe