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Hemp Protein Powder Benefits

Updated on July 22, 2012

Hemp Protein Powder

With more people deciding to take a more natural and organic approach to their health, the popularity of hemp protein is rapidly growing. Hemp protein is one of the best protein supplements around because it is the most balanced of any plant based proteins and is a complete protein meaning it contains all 9 essential amino acids that our bodies cannot produce on their own. Unlike soy, hemp protein powder is free of oligosaccharides which contribute to gas formation and trypsin inhibitors which prevent protein absorption.

Hemp protein powder is high in essential fatty acids such as Omega 3 and Omega 6. EFA deficiencies can lead to arthritis, increased menstrual cramps and impaired brain function. The best part about hemp protein is that they contain an ideal balance of these healthy fats. Hemp protein powder is a great source of the dietary fiber which lacking in most peoples diets. Fiber is essential for bowel health and is a blood sugar stabilizer which aids weight loss.

Hemp protein is a good source of anti-oxidants and is also full of vitamins and minerals such as B vitamins, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, zinc, vitamin E, and manganese. And best of all hemp is the only plant protein that has the perfect balance of protein, fiber, and carbohydrates so it is one of the best protein supplements, perfect for any diet.

As we become more conscious of our health and the foods we put in our bodies, we should realize that our bodies are composed of 15% protein, and that the benefits of protein supplements such as hemp protein powder are a health lifestyle choice for everyone not just athletes or body builders.

Hemp protein powders are versatile in their use and can be added to smoothies or yogurt, sprinkled on top of salads, added to cookie dough, mixed into oatmeal, or even eaten plain. Or you could try some of these tasty hemp protein powder recipes.

Hemp Berry Bliss Smoothie

I make this smoothie for breakfast several times a week.  It's a fabulous tasty way to get my day started.

  • 1 heaping scoop hemp protein powder
  • 1 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries

Combine ingredients in blender and blend on high until creamy and smooth.  Serve and enjoy!

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