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Hemp Seeds Are Beneficial To Your Health: Nutiva Hempseed Review

Hemp Seeds

Hemp Seeds

When you are thinking about adding a beneficial supplement to your diet, you should really consider Nutiva Hempseeds. Hemp seeds are being referred to as a super food by many!

These seeds have a rich nutritional profile, and a variety of health benefits. They come from the cannabis Sativa L., which is hemp, and contains little to no THC. The seeds are even less likely to contain any amount of THC.

Instead, the seeds contain high amounts of protein, a perfect balance of omega 3 & 6 and other unsaturated healthy fats, fiber, and vitamins and minerals.

According to Medical News Today, Hemp Seeds can help to protect the brain, reduce inflammation, increase heart health, improve skin conditions, and may help boost your immune system.

A Complete Source Of Protein

Nutiva Hempseeds

Nutiva Hempseeds

Hempseeds have a rich nutty flavor that is comparable to pine nuts, these seeds have 10 grams of protein and 3 grams of omega 3 & 6 in each serving. Hemp is one of the only plants that has as much protein.

It is considered to be a complete source of protein, which makes it a perfect addition to any Vegetarian or Vegan diet.

You can buy them in whole seed form, shelled raw, or shelled toasted.

For an 8oz. bag of organic shelled hemp seeds, you will pay $13.87, or for a 12oz. bag , the price is $18.62.

There are quite a few ways to use hemp seeds in your diet. You can top any salad with them, add them to your favorite fruit smoothie or milkshake. They also go great in cereals and yogurts as well. You can bake with them, and you can make hemp milk as well.

Some Recipes I Incorporate Nutiva Hempseeds

One of my favorite salads to add toasted shelled hemp seeds to is this southern fruit salad. I am not a huge fan of coconut, so I substitute the coconut with hemp seed.

Fruit Mix

Stacie’s Twisted Southern Fruit Salad

  • 3 Red Delicious Apples (peeled and diced)
  • 3 Golden Apples (peeled and diced)
  • 5 Large Oranges (peeled [with a knife] and diced)
  • 1 Cup Orange Juice
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Pecans (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 Cup Shelled Toasted Nutiva Hempseeds

This fruit salad is sure to please your taste buds!

Another recipe that I like to add Nutiva hemp seeds to is my chocolate chip cookie recipe. Not only do the seeds bring a nutty delicious flavor, but they are packed with protein, essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals.

Chocolate Chip Cookies and Milk

Stacie’s Fabulous Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 2 1/2 Cups Flour (self rising)
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar (packed)
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Butter (Real Butter)
  • 1/2 Cup Butter Flavor Crisco
  • 1/4 Cup Nestle Mini Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Cup Nestle Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup Raw Shelled Nutiva Hempseeds (or any brand)

Combine all ingredients, I start with the butter and Crisco, sugars, eggs, salt, and vanilla, then I add the flour slowly, and then the chips and hemp seeds.

Preheat the oven to 375, use a tablespoon for measuring uncooked cookie dough, drop each loose tablespoon full about 1″ apart, and bake for about 8-9 minutes, do not over cook or you will have hard cookies.

I usually bake about a dozen cookies from the dough and freeze the rest as it is just me and my daughter to eat them. We enjoy the nutty flavor that the hemp seeds bring to the cookies! I enjoy the fact that we are getting a healthier cookie out of the deal.

There are so many wonderful recipes that you can incorporate hemp seeds into, or you can just enjoy them straight out of the bag.

Where To Buy Nutiva Hempseeds

You can buy Nutiva Hempseeds from a variety of health food stores, some grocers, and they are easy to find online. I buy mine from The Green Life website. They offer Nutiva Hempseeds in bulk or by the bag as well.

The Green Life Company Logo

The Green Life Company Logo

This is a great company as well! They have one mission, “To bring a little more green into every home.” They do this by offering great quality green products at affordable prices, and having a top-notch customer service that is willing to help with anything.

This one paragraph on The Green Life’s About Us page that really struck home with me was this:

“As people are becoming more educated about what they are putting into their bodies and starting to question what big brands have been selling us for years, we’ve learned that transparency in the products we use every day is an issue. The food we eat, the toys our children play with, the products we clean our homes with and the shampoos we wash our pets with all hide mysterious ingredients that not only harm the environment, but also harm us. It’s time we take control of our lives.”

I have said this in a couple of my articles, only in different words. We take control of this aspect of our lives by making smarter purchases that demand change from manufacturers.

A Delicious Healthy Addition

Hempseeds are a very delicious and healthy addition to any diet. They can be added to anything you would like to put them in or on.

These seeds provide many healthy benefits, including being a complete source of protein. Many athletes consume hemp seeds, and other forms of hemp such as protein mixes and hemp milk as well.

All hemp seeds are completely legal, and THC FREE! This means that everyone in the house can enjoy and benefit from eating Nutiva Hempseeds, without concerns of any sort.

If you are looking for a great addition to your diet, look no further! Click on one of the links for Nutiva Hempseeds and get yours today!

I would love to hear your opinion of Nutiva Hempseeds, or another brand you may prefer. Please feel free to leave a comment below.

As always, thank you for reading my review.

Stacie Fortson

Go Green With Hemp

Hemp In Food: Are You Serious

Oh yes, I am very serious about this!

When you find a food product that contains hemp seed, you should consider trying the item.

Hemp is loaded with nutritional benefits! It is very high in protein, omega 3 and omega 6 with the perfect balance as well, antioxidants, and iron; this is considered one of our super food sources.

For vegetarians and vegans this is a big bonus! It is hard to find a plant that is this high in protein, and digests well. Hemp is the plant we have been searching for.

Hemp plant matured to seed

You will find that hemp helps to boost your immune system with its rich antioxidants, used in conjunction with other sources of antioxidants, you will build your system up and tolerate more germs in your environment.

The high levels of protein make this a perfect food for physically active people. If you are an athlete or a soccer mom, you could benefit from introducing hemp foods into your diet. Protein is crucial in the growth, repair, and maintenance of our muscles. Who doesn’t need that?

Hemp is probably the absolute best plant-based sources of protein, containing all nine essential amino acids, and it is easy for our bodies to digest. This is a rare find in the plant-protein world.

Another bonus, is the fiber you get from hemp seed. It is so hard to fit all the daily fiber in with the average diet, not if you have hemp seed in your diet. And it does not taste bad, it has a wonderful mild nutty flavor that complements most foods.

In the end eating food that contains hemp seed could help you live longer, as with any super food added in. Eat what is good for you and you will have a better quality of life and possibly live longer.

What you put into your body is what you get out of it. If you put a bunch of junk food in expect a junky body that is tired and possibly obese. If you put the super foods in you will have super results.

I have some examples of hemp seed food choices. You are welcome to click on any of the links and buy any of the products if they appeal to you.

Raw and Toasted Hemp Hearts

These seeds are said to have a nice nutty flavor, similar to that of the sunflower seed. I personally love sunflower seeds, so adding hemp seeds to my diet will be a nice addition.

You can get hemp seeds toasted or raw it depends on your preference. I have noticed that the raw hemp seeds get better reviews. When I order mine, I plan on ordering raw ones, I am sure if I want to tast them I can.

It is recommended to sprinkle them on salads, cereal, oatmeal, and yogurt, you can add them to smoothies and shakes or just eat them right from the bag. This will add a nice flavor and enhance the nutrion level of any of the dishes.

Each 30-gram serving of Just Hemp Foods 100% Natural Hemp Seeds contain 10 grams protein, and 12 grams Omegas.

Adding these to your diet would not only be easy and tasty, but it would benefit in so many ways.

Hemp Milk

When it comes to milk, we all should know that we are not meant to drink milk from another animal. This may be why we have lactose intolerant people out there. Well, we can get our rich creamy milk from other sources as well.

Tempt Hemp Milk is creamy and delicious and refreshing, have you ever heard of cow’s milk described as “refreshing”? Me either. It is also loaded with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, good fats like omega 3 and omega 6. Cow’s milk does not have these wonderful qualities, and as I said before, we are not supposed to drink milk from other animals.

I personally am not lactose intolerant, but I do not care for most dairy items, cow’s milk being the main one. I can barely drink cow’s milk due to the thick sludgy feeling it gives me, I feel like the inside of my mouth was coated with paint. Yuck!! And it makes my stomach feel very full.

I am definitely going to be trying some hemp milk! I would love to be able to enjoy a milk shake again. There is such a thing as hemp ice cream as well, which would make this even better for me. I can hardly wait!

Hemp Seed Coffee and Tea

Coffee too!! Wow this just keeps getting better. I did not know that hemp seeds could be combined with coffee. I am an avid coffee drinker, and I could use an additive that is good for me.

ELEV8 has combined their finest roast with the hemp seeds to create a nutty rich flavor, that contains all the health benefits of the hemp seed. Getting your omega 3 and omega 6 has never been easier if you drink more coffee than you consume food.

This company has turned coffee into a health beverage! How wonderful for all us coffee connoisseurs. With the omegas, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals this make your cup of java turn into a drink that promotes cardiovascular benefits, while the soluble and insoluble fibers naturally cleanse your colon and reduce your sugar cravings.

What a great way to start your day!

Hemp Flour

You get hemp flour when you remove all the oils from the seed. When this is done it leaves a dense cake that must be ground for flour. You have to add other flours to it for baking as it is entirely too dense on its own.

When combined with another flour type, it brings out a nutty rich flavor and huge nutritional benefits. Breads will be a bit heavier and chewier with a ratio of 1 part hemp flour : 4 parts another flour (wheat, barley, soy, rice, etc…). It is totally gluten free so it will not rise on its own.

When added to baked goods it provides a good serving of fiber, lots of omegas essential fatty acids, and increases the digestible proteins.

You do not have to cook this flour to use it either, you can add it directly to salads and shakes, or any beverage. Or you can add it to other cookable items like muffins, waffles, cakes, breads, etc… Either way you will get the nutritional benefits.

Bulgar Herbs offers a quality product with their organic hemp flour sold on Amazon.

Hemp2O Vitamin Water

This water is packed with the B vitamins including B12, and all the essential omegas. Just as with all hemp products. This is water with a super kick.

You can get this water in a number of flavors. And it is said to enhance your energy, and quench your thirst. On Amazon I only found it in one flavor, apricot/blueberry, which is a wonderful flavor. I would imagine that it would go very well with the hemp as well.

This would be good for all athletes for sure, and anyone that is in need of some extra vitamins and omegas. Which is pretty much, all of us to be honest.

Hemp Seed Veggie Burgers and Hot Dogs

Healthy burgers and hot dogs, someone had the junk-food junky in mind, you gotta love it. Now this covers all the bases I think. If you can make hamburgers and hot dogs from hemp seed and other grains, what more does America need?

What is better than grilling burgers and dogs on the 4th of July? Grilling Hemp Burgers and Hemp Dogs that’s what!

This can be a tasty burger, with the right ingredients added. There are a number of grains that can be added for a wonderful rich flavor, such as, barley, quinoa, chickpeas, and more. It is all in the taste buds of the creator.

You will get more digestible protein from these burgers than meat based burgers! And they are good for your heart as well. There is no cholesterol in these and they are high in fiber, that makes your heart happy!

This is better than the icing on the cake!

Hemp Vodka?!

Colorado Gold Distillery created what Peter Caciola, owner, says may be the best damn Vodka he has made. His goal is to match and beat the world’s best spirit distillers. He named is hemp vodka, Colorado High.

Making this vodka was not an easy process, it took the distillery about 4 years to perfect it. But in the end their perseverance paid off, they created the very first and only U.S. produced vodka that was fermented and distilled with real natural raw hemp.

I have not tried this vodka yet, but it is said to be a very clean, and easy drinking vodka. It does not have the typical vodka bite, it goes down smoothly, with a subtle nutty sweetness.

And it is not just Vodka, there is hemp infused beer and wine too! Okay, so now the 4th just got even better! Grilling our hemp burgers and hot dogs while drinking our favorite hemp beer or mixed drink!

I will not have a link for this but you can go to your local liquor store and see if they are carrying any alcohol that contains hemp. I will suggest trying to find some Colorado High, however.

Is There Anything Hemp Can’t Be Used For?

I have been surprised when it comes to the answer to this question. Every item I have come up with to see if hemp can be used in it in some way, the answer is yes.

The only concern I have about my findings, is why on earth are we not utilizing this plant more! It can be used for food and beverages, fabrics and textiles, fuel, building materials, health and beauty products, supplements, plastics and more.

This plant has so many uses that are very beneficial, that it actually make no sense at all as to why we are not using hemp in our everyday lives.

I would love to hear your opinion on this subject. Please feel free to leave a comment, no matter what your opinion is.

If your not in favor of this plant being used on such a large scale, I would love to hear why. If you are in favor I would love your feedback as well. Both sides make for a great discussion.

Thank you as always.

Stacie Fortson

Go Green With Hemp

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