Hemp Protein Powder
Hemp protein, derived from the hemp plant, is a good plant-based protein source. THC, the euphoric ingredient present in marijuana, is absent. Hemp seeds as a food source date back thousands of years, based on historical evidence. Records indicate that hemp was a significant source of protein, fiber, and medicine throughout the Mediterranean, Egypt, and Morocco thousands of years before Christ.
There are two methods to consume hemp seeds: with the shells removed or as a powder prepared from crushed seeds. Both methods give an excellent supply of nutrients and other health advantages.
Lean Source of Protein
Hemp seeds and powder are lean sources of plant-based protein, making them a great supplement to a plant-based diet. About 25% of each hemp seed is protein, and the seeds are quite low in fat.
Rich in Amino Acids
The human body requires 22 amino acids for normal operation. The brain uses amino acids to create protein. Typically, the body obtains amino acids from animal sources such as meat, milk, and eggs.
May Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer
Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids abound in both hemp protein powder and hemp seeds. These necessary fatty acids contribute to cardiovascular health maintenance. They protect the heart, aid in the maintenance of lean body mass, and preserve cognitive function.
Consuming lean proteins improves metabolism, digestion, and lean body mass. Unlike to many types of animal protein, hemp protein does not include cholesterol or saturated fats. Three tablespoons of hemp protein powder provide around 90 calories, 3 grams of fat, and 15 grams of protein.