Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Fall in love with hemp hearts

Don’t worry. I’m not going to sit here and tout the health benefits of marijuana! Hemp has an association with marijuana because they’re both related. Hemp is a variety of Cannabis sativa, but it does not contain high levels of the stuff that gives you a high. It does have a whole lot of health benefits though. Hemp hearts are the shelled hemp seeds you’ll find in health food stores.

Hemp offers a perfectly balanced ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. It’s full of dietary fiber and vitamins A, D, E and B. These little guys also contain iron, calcium and sodium. They pack a real nutritional punch!

Here’s what else they can do:

*Hemp reduces blood cholesterol helping to prevent build up of plaque in your arteries.
*Hemp can help improve your memory and it can also help prevent diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
*Hemp can help you lose weight by reducing food cravings. Eat it for breakfast to stave off the munchies through the day.
*Hemp can prevent diabetes, certain types of cancers and it can keep your digestive tract healthy and clean.
Add hemp to your diet by tossing them in your baked goods, smoothies, cereals and yogurt.

Here’s your Trick:

Eat 2 or 3 tablespoons of hemp seeds each day for optimal results.

Here’s your Tip:

Store hemp seeds in the freezer where they will keep fresh longer.

And your Recipe:

Fruit Smoothie with Hemp

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Ingredients
  

  • 1/3 cup frozen organic blueberries
  • 1/4 cup frozen organic raspberries
  • 1/4 cup frozen papaya chunks
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1 squirt local honey
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • water as necessary

Instructions
 

  • Put everything in the blender and let ‘er rip. I blend for a good couple of minutes to make sure everything is completely blended.
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