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July 23, 2015 • Healthy Eating & Nutrition

4 Great Reasons to Eat Hemp Seeds

  1. They provide “complete” (all the essential amino acids) protein that is gentler on your bones, your digestive system, and the environment.
  2. They provide all the essential fatty acids including a big hit of those precious omega 3 fats.
  3. They provide a comprehensive package of minerals including lots of calcium, magnesium, zinc, and iron.
  4. They are rich in vitamins including vitamin E, B-vitamins, and even vitamin D.


Bottom line – Hemp seeds (also referred to as hemp kernels) are one of the most nutritionally complete foods on the planet.

I buy the Nature’s Earthly Choice or the Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts brand of Raw Shelled Hemp Seeds often available from Costco, and sprinkle them in my yogurt, oatmeal, smoothies, and cereal. (Keep them in the fridge to preserve their nutritional goodness.)