Hemp Is The New / Old Perfect Food

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Milk is for calves. Soy is for losers. So, what’s the alternative? Hemp.

Hemp is the oldest food known to mankind, but only lately has it been receiving massive buzz as the next must-incorporate-into-your-diet super food. The reasons are clear. With its nutty creamy taste, hemp has a lot going for it. It’s got all ten essential amino acids, it’s a great source of protein, it has good fats in the form of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, and it has naturally occurring vitamins, minerals and enzymes.

The crazy thing is, all of our hemp is currently imported from Europe and Canada, as the U.S. is the only industrialized nation that bans hemp production. Something to do with its fun-time relative, marijuana.

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Living Harvest makes an excellent range of hemp products, which are all grown organically without the use of herbicides and pesticides. They make everything from milk (I prefer the unsweetened variety) to protein (excellent in a smoothie and far superior to whey or soy) to oil (works well drizzled on salad).

Of course, the best way to consume hemp is to sprinkle the versatile seed on, well… just about anything.

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  • http://lovedrivenprints.com Lillian Davenport-Pa

    I put 4 heaping tablespoons in my smoothie every morning! I'm glad I've seen the light and stopped using denatured whey.. bleh!

  • http://hempiscream.com Susan Squibb

    We've been making hemp ice cream cups, pints and sandwiches In Boulder Colorado since 1997. Hemp seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition and American grown hemp crops are an important key to a healthier planet. Tastes like sustainable freedom to me!

  • http://www.KristensRaw.blogspot.com KRISTEN'S RAW

    I'm a HUGE fan of hemp products. In fact, I just drank a delicious creamy protein shake made of 2 cups raw organic almond milk, 4 T hemp protein powder, 1 large banana, 1 T chia seeds and 1/2 cup ice. YUM!!! I'm fueled and ready to take on the day!!! :)

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