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1654The benefits of hemp are boundless. This wonderfood balances your hormones, nourishes your skin and hair, calms post-workout inflammation, and relaxes your muscles. Once a mainstay crop in the United States with the Declaration of Independence drafted on hemp, and early American flags were made of this durable, plant-based fabric.

Let’s talk about hemp’s amazing healing powers. Tasting like a cross between a sunflower seed and a pine nut, shelled hemp seeds and hemp protein powders are pleasant-tasting protein powerhouses, containing all 10 essential amino acids to form a complete vegetarian protein source. Hemp is better for the planet, too.

According to Environmental Working Group, animal proteins can create up to 20 times the climate-damaging emissions compared to plant-based protein sources.

It’s a powerhouse in the protein powder category.

Ready to give hemp a try? Consider these facts.

  • · It’s one of the world’s most potent natural sources of magnesium—a mineral required for a healthy metabolism and one that as much as 75 percent of the U.S. population doesn’t get enough of
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  • · It’s a key food for exercisers, thanks to its levels of iron and phosphorus, important trace elements that maximize oxygen levels
It contains twice the protein found in chia and flax seeds.
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It’s naturally non-GMO.

3545.2Here’s how to work hemp into your diet:31537

  • · Sprinkle shelled hemp hearts on salads, yogurt, and cereal
  • · Add shelled hemp seeds to soup for a creamy, nondairy protein boost
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Toss protein powder into smoothies and mix with any ingredients that would be complemented by hemp’s subtle, nutty flavor

 

 

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