Healthy Foods: I heart hemp hearts!

Even though they come from the cannabis sativa plant, hemp hearts or hemp seeds can’t be smoked and they won’t give you the munchies if you know what I’m saying!

Not only are hemp seeds not going to give you any psychotropic effects, but they will deliver some powerful nutrition when you pop them in your mouth.

Hemp seeds are chock full of healthy fatty acids, amino acids, minerals, and vitamins.

These nutty seeds can reduce blood triglyceride levels, lessen the risk of developing heart disease and they can lower your blood pressure. Hemp seeds can provide relief from symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, may prevent Alzheimer’s disease and they can help keep you slim and trim.

Let’s take a closer look at the nutritional profile of hemp seeds:

Protein. You can expect to gain 25 grams of protein from a 100 gram serving of hemp hearts!

Fiber. That same 100 gram serving of hemp hearts will provide you with roughly 28 grams of fiber — great for helping to curb your appetite and keep the colon toxin-free!

Vitamins. You’ll be getting a great amount of niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, B-6, and vitamin C from your serving of hemp seeds. These little guys also contain loads of vitamins A, D, and E.

Minerals. When you eat hemp hearts, you’re getting phosphorous, potassium, iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, copper, and manganese into you!

Arginine. One of the amino acids we get from hemp seeds is called arginine. This potent amino acid can prevent headaches, coronary disease, and erectile dysfunction!

Convinced to pick up some hemp seeds the next time you’re out?!

I enjoy hemp hearts in my smoothies, sprinkled onto yogurt and into salads. They do go rancid if left at room temperature, so store them in the refrigerator.

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