Hemp has been praised as one of today’s most powerful Superfoods. Believe it or not, the rest of the world has been consuming Hemp Seeds for the many years now, however it is only in the last couple of years that it has been legalized for consumption here in Australia. Whilst growing Cannabis remains illegal, there are farmers here in Australia who do have licenses to grow the plant for use in food products and various other products which can be made from this plant.
So why are Hemp Seeds being praised as a Superfood you say? Well here are the top 6 benefits of consuming Hemp Seeds:
1) Fantastic source of Plant Based Protein:
It is potentially one of the best and most complete plant based sources of protein. This is great news for the Vegetarians and Vegans out there! The other good news is that because it is such an excellent source of protein, many companies are now creating a delicious variety of Protein Powders derived from Hemp Seeds!
2) Rich in Omegas:
Hemp Seeds are rich in omega 3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids and because it is plant based this again a fantastic source of nutrition for Vegetarians and Vegans who can’t get the Omegas from animal products. Hemp oil is now available for consumption and tastes great in cooking and salads!
3) Skin Health
Consumption of hemp seeds may assists with the improvement in various skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis and more.
4) Low in Carbohydrates and Low GI:
Although they do contain a higher percentage of good fats, Hemp Seeds are low in carbohydrates, so they are a great Keto friendly grain alternative!
5) Extremely Versatile:
You can use Hemp Seeds in so many ways, including, baking, cereal toppers, smoothie bowl toppers, blended into smoothies, hemp oil in cooking, hemp butter spreads, hemp snacks, flavoured hemp toppers.
6) High in Fibre:
Hemp Seeds are high in fibre! Not much explanation required here expect to say, that of course fibre keeps you full for longer and aids with digestion.