Hemp contains some essential amino acids that our bodies need but are unable to produce naturally. They are also a very nutritious seed that provide your body with a great source of protein.
Below we look at just some of the benefits you can look forward to enjoying by adding hemp seeds to your diet.
5 Benefits of Hemp Seeds:
1. Great source of protein:
Protein is an essential nutrient for our bodies and contributes to the growth and maintenance of bones and skin. Protein also plays an important role in the growth and development of muscles. The Linwoods Shelled Hemp is a high source of protein with 35g of protein provided in every 100g of the seeds.
2. Contain energy boosting iron:
Hemp is a great source of the mineral iron and just two desert spoons of shelled hemp can provide your body with 21% of its recommended daily allowance (RDA) of iron. It is an essential mineral for our body that can also be found in other foods including liver, beans and dried fruit. Iron helps the body create the red blood cells that will carry oxygen around your body. Iron also helps reduce and tiredness or fatigue you may be feeling and also helps your immune system.
3. High source of omega 3 and other fatty acids:
Hemp is high in polyunsaturated fatty acids including 9 amino acids that our bodies cannot produce naturally. Hemp is also a good source of omega 3 which can help the body maintain healthy bones and joints. These fatty acids provided from hemp also help your body promote healthy hair and skin.
4. Source of magnesium:
Like the mineral iron, magnesium helps our bodies fight off tiredness and fatigue. Hemp is a good source of magnesium which can also be good in helping you to maintain healthy teeth and bones. One serving (30g) of hemp provides you with 39% of your RDA of magnesium.
5. Source of fibre:
Another benefit that hemp seeds provide our bodies with is a source of fibre. Taking fibre as part of a healthy diet can help to reduce your cholesterol levels and can also help your body battle against diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Fibre also plays a big role in managing weight so it is important ensure you are getting a lot of fibre into your body as part of a healthy balanced diet.
Our shelled hemp can be a great addition to many foods either by adding straight on top or else mixing through the food. Hemp tastes great when mixed with salads, smoothies, yoghurts, cereals or baked goods such as muffins and bread. For something a little different why not try adding hemp to rosemary and creating rosemary crusted lamb rack.