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How You Can Incorporate Hemp Seeds into Your Diet

How You Can Incorporate Hemp Seeds into Your Diet

There are so many health food trends that come and go over the course of any given year. New Years’ time is no different. Healthy eating goes hand in hand with most people’s New Year’s resolutions so it’s no surprise that this is the time of year that we are inundated with new superfood and magic pills to help us to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

While trying out new things is always a good thing, you don’t want to be fooled by the hype especially when it comes to foods and or food products that just don’t deliver any type of nutritional value or benefits.

Some specific foods that stand the test of time when it comes to nutritional value are in the raw, unprocessed, organic, gluten-free, and non-GMO categories. Hemp protein products like seeds have been around for ages and they pack the same nutritional punch today as they did back when they first started.

Growing hemp is a lengthy process and has changed over the years to improve its cultivation. Thanks in part to the digital age we now live in, seed to sale software has even been developed that can truly ensure farmers and consumers get the best quality hemp possible. So, how can we incorporate hemp into our diets?

Hemp Seeds in Salads

To derive the benefits that hemp seeds have to offer, you need easy ways to incorporate them into your daily food intake. If you are a fan of salads, you can use hemp seeds as an added condiment or topper to your favorite salad recipes. Hemp seeds have a bit of a pine-nutty and warm flavor, with a crunchy texture to them so they can not only add extra flavor to your salad but they will add another dimension of texture to them as well.

Hemp Seeds in Smoothies

Another easy way to work hemp seeds into your diet is to blend them in to your favorite smoothie recipes. Hemp seeds can easily be added to to breakfast smoothie mixes that you are already using in your diet. If you aren’t a huge fan of smoothies or you just haven’t found any that you truly love yet, you can try out these recipes. You never know how unexpected ingredients come together to make not only satisfying and nutritional smoothies but flavorful ones to boot.

Hemp Seeds in Cooked Entrees

Another great way to incorporate hemp seeds into your diet is to look for recipes where they can be baked into your favorite foods. If you are non-meat eater, you can focus on vegan or vegetarian recipes that work with hemp seeds. For all of you carnivores out there you can bake hemp seeds into hamburgers and steaks all all kinds of different dishes. If you love veggie burgers you can make your own patties and throw in some hemp seeds for additional national value and flavor.

Hemp seeds are super important to a healthy diet as they are a nutritionally dense food filled with active amino acids. Hemp seeds are protein packed coming in at 33 grams of protein for every 100 grams of hemp seeds. They also contain essential fatty acids like Omega-3 and Omega-6. Essential fatty acids are immune system boosters and are important for our overall health.

Incorporating hemp seeds into your diet even if it’s just a few days per week will enable you to start 2017 off on the right foot-and in a healthy direction.

4 Comments

  • Lynne B

    I haven’t tried hemp seeds yet. We do use chia or flax seeds in our smoothies. I’ve also ground them up and used them in baked goods.

  • Debbie Welchert

    I give hemp seeds to my parrots everyday and I didn’t even think about trying them myself. From now on I will be adding them to a lot of things that I eat.

  • Kelly

    I used to eat a lot of hemp seed. It was a great way to get healthy oils. However, I now have to be drug tested and I am always worried I would get a false positive, so I don’t eat them anymore. But my chickens love them!