Move over chia, step aside flax, it’s time for hemp seeds to take center stages. They're your one stop crop for getting tough and buff! Hemp seeds provide maximum nutrition, minimum consumption. This plant-base protein food has more digestible protein than meat, eggs, cheese, fish, cow’s milk or any other high protein foods. Yup! That's right!
The tiny hemp seed is chocked full of 20 amino acids, including the 9-essencial amino acids needed to provide you with all the building blocks for maintaining good health. It’s complete, it’s not an isolate and nothing is fortified.
So you ask; just want is a complete protein?
A complete protein is a protein that contains all (9) nine essential amino acids.
In wondering around the world-wide web, seeking information about protein, you may find articles that make claim that only animal-based products carry a complete proteins. That's not correct. Hemp seeds are plant based; and yes they contain all the essential amino acids.
An incomplete protein is one that does not carry all (9) nine essential amino acids. Now, this doesn't mean a food source that doesn't have a complete protein is not good, it means you need to combine it with other foods to make the protein complete.Such as eating rice and beans together, you accomplish combining two foods, which then provide you with all the essential amino acids.
As a kid, my mother always made us eat a peanut butter sandwich with a glass of milk. Peanuts, bread and milk are another combination that can accomplish that task.
But eating a complete protein allows your body to easily digest the protein thus putting it to work doing what it does best in the body. Given the right proportion of amino acids, our bodies can function. Proteins are needed for proper hormone production, muscle tissue, blood cells, enzyme production, strong nails, shiny hair, and even clear skin. For some people, they can experience tummy issues, like gas and upset when they eat an unbalanced protein profile.
Soy, buckwheat,and quinoa are other go-to plant based protein food sources. They are all an excellent food choice, but here is some big news. Hemp seeds, ounce per ounce, provide more nutrition than any of those.
People have been eating hemp seeds for centuries. However over the last 80 years the world has been misinformed as to what hemp actually is. The lack of information regarding the nutrition of hemp seeds extends to even folks with master's degree in nutrition. Many universities don't even include hemp in their curriculum. Its craziness. Eating hemp seeds won't make you high. Eating hemp seeds won't cause you to fail a drug test. Hemp seeds provide outstanding nutrition. Now you know. Don't deny yourself access to this excellent food source. #EatSomeHemp
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