Hemp Nutrition: Nature's Natural Healthy Food

What is hemp?

The hemp plant is a versatile plant whose health benefits are just being discovered as countries around the world have begun to loosen restrictions on its cultivation. Everything that is currently known about hemp’s healthful properties point to it being one of the next superfoods. And to get it out of the way...

No, hemp cannot get you high like its THC packing cousin, cannabis.

Healthy Hemp Benefits

  • It’s full of omega-3 fatty acids, that promote cardiovascular health and lower blood pressure
  • Hemp is also rich is omega-6 fatty acids that can stimulate hair and skin growth, maintain bone health and regulate metabolism
  • Protein and fiber in the hemp eases digestion, cleanses the colon, and reduces sugar cravings
  • All 20 amino acids can be found in hemp, including the 9 essential amino acids that our bodies cannot produce. They work to improve muscle control, mental function and normal body maintenance of cells, muscles, tissues and organs
  • A natural appetite suppressant, adding hemp seeds to your breakfast can stave off hunger for hours

Consumable Forms of Hemp

There are a variety of hemp based nutritional products and foods in the market. You’ll be able get hemp’s health benefits most readily in the form of hemp seeds and hemp oil.

How to Eat Hemp

Hemp seeds can be thrown in a smoothie, sprinkled over yogurt, cereals or salads, and even cooked right in a pan until they pop and sprinkled with olive and seasoning. You’re even able to blend the seeds with water to create your own non-dairy hemp milk for drinks and recipes. You can also buy hemp milk at health food stores.

Hemp oil is best used as a finisher on salads, pastas, veggies, etc. Cooking with it will break down the omega fatty acids and other nutrients in the oil.

Our Pick

Hemp hearts (shelled hemp seeds) give you the most nutritious part of the plant in one crunchy fell swoop.



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