Hemp seeds are the best kept secret to support every wellness journey.
They are one of the richest sources of quality plant-based protein to keep your firing throughout the day, loaded with vitamins to support immunity and recovery, and filled with minerals to help you wind down and support better sleep.
So what exactly is hemp and what are the benefits? Mt. Elephant has provided us with a great infographic to explain it and have listed the benefits of hemp and why we should be consuming it everyday.
What Exactly Is Hemp? Hemp, CBD & THC Explained
Hemp is found on the cannabis sativa plant.
If you take a look at the image on the left, it provides a really great explanation as to what makes hemp different to CBD and THC.
Mt. Elephant use the seeds to make delicious, plant-based ingredients and food that is nourishing and fuelled with the goodness of 100% Australian sown and grown hemp.
It is their mission to "turn this naturally nourishing, Australian grown super seed into a variety of pantry staples and snacks that can make an ordinary day, extraordinary" and it all started with two farmer's vision to make the benefits of hemp, shared with everyone.
Quality Plant Based Protein
If you're vegan like us, there's no denying it can be a challenge getting enough protein into your diet.
Not all plant-based proteins are created equal. Hemp is one of the only plant-based proteins to contain all the essential amino acids your body needs to function properly.
By adding just two to three tablespoons of hemp seeds into your daily meals you’re getting around 11 grams of protein.
You don't have to think of it like a chore, hemp seeds are really delicious and more often then not, actually complete a dish! For instance here, they add a perfect crunch to a smoothie bowl.
Helps Your Mind Just As Much As Your Body
Studies have indicated inflammation in the brain is often associated with depression and anxiety.
Hemp seeds contain essential fatty acids – omega 3 & 6 – which help regulate and fight inflammation. Being essential, our bodies cannot produce them so it’s incredibly important we find them in the foods we eat. Plus, this rare seed is one of only a few plant based sources to contain the ideal 1:3 ratio of omega 3 to 6.
Hemp also produces many good vitamins and minerals such as: magnesium, iron, zinc, vitamins B1 and B3 that are great for your body.
Say Hello To Restful Sleeps With Magnesium
Ah magnesium, one of the most important minerals to support the human body and yet many of us do not get anywhere near enough.
Hemp seeds are a great source of natural magnesium, known to calm the body and our muscles, helping us sleep at night. Magnesium in combination with B vitamins has also been shown to help ease PMS symptoms.
For an extra boost, we also sell a range of Magnesium Products, from bath salts to sprays and it's even in some of our deodorants. Absorbing magnesium through the skin is a fast way to replenish your levels and is great for pain relief, whether that be muscular, headaches, migraines, insomnia, restless legs, and sports strains.
Helps Your Skin Shine From The Inside And Out
Rich in essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and key nutrients including calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium & phosphorus, hemp is a natural wonder for your skin. It can help reduce dryness and boost production of elastin and collagen for wonderfully healthy skin from the inside out.
Research has also shown that consuming hemp can assist with reduced inflammation and improved heart health, immune support, bone health, brain function and improved skin structure. Pretty amazing how something so small, can do us a world of favours.
Hemp really is the superhero of all superfoods.
As you can see, it is super important to try include hemp into your everyday meals and Mt. Elephant, with their amazing hemp products, make it easy to do so.
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