Sunday, March 4, 2012

Hemp :)

Many of you may know hemp as the material traditionally used to make sails and rope for ships…as a fabric for clothes…as biofuel for diesel engines…or because it comes from the same plant family as marijuana, Cannabis sativa L.  But I bet that most of you don’t know hemp as an amazing source of vegetarian protein(Don’t worry, the hemp products that we eat, such as hempseeds or milk, have no intoxicating effects).  Like soy, hemp is a complete protein, meaning that, on its own, it contains all of the essential amino acids in significant amounts and desirable ratios.  I have been consuming hemp seeds and protein powder :)

1 comment:

  1. It’s no wonder so many Americans suffer with constipation (4 million of us, to be exact). Our diet of meat and processed food contains little fiber. Most of us are lucky if we’re getting in half of the 30 grams of fiber that we should each day. Without that bulk in our diet, it can make bowel movements immovable. The human digestive tract was designed for unprocessed plant foods that are loaded with dietary fiber: beans, leafy greens, fresh and dried fruits, vegetables and whole grains. High levels of dietary fiber increase both the frequency and quantity of bowel movement.