By Sarah S. / HempHelps.org

Historically, Hemp was regularly used for foods around the world in dishes like soups, porridges, and gruels.  Today, Hemp is hitting the main stream as a super food that is utilized in salads, yogurts, breads, smoothies, protein balls, and so much more! Hemp is a food that you can really get creative with, but more importantly, it provides amazing nutrition for the mind and body.

Here are 5 reasons why you should incorporate Hemp into your everyday diet:​

  1. Hemp is a high quality source of protein that is highly digestible. The better a protein digests, the more efficiently it will be used by the body and not be wasted.
  2. Hemp has an ideal balance (3:1) of Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids. This is essential for all systems of the body to function normally, including your skin, respiratory system, circulatory system, brain, and other vital organs.
  3. Hemp contains all 20 essential amino acids, as well as the 9 essential amino acids that our bodies do not produce naturally. Amino acids are building blocks of protein and enzymes, which are key for human growth and development.
  4. Hemp is high in insoluble dietary fiber that supports a healthier digestive system.
  5. Hemp is naturally gluten free and lactose free.

Do your mind and body a favor and eat Hemp!