I am frequently asked what protein powder I recommend and finally I have discovered one that I know is truly “healthy” and that I can whole heartedly endorse – hemp seed powder. It is made from ground hemp seeds so it is a “whole food” protein versus the “isolated” protein in whey, casein, or soy based protein powders. Hemp seeds provide high quality “complete” protein that is gentler on your bones, your digestive system, and the environment than the others. Additionally, hemp seeds are one of the most nutritionally complete foods on the planet. Aside from a whopping dose of protein and fiber, ground hemp seeds provide all the essential fatty acids, including a big hit of omega 3 along with B vitamins, vitamins D and E, and a comprehensive package of minerals. The “all natural” nutritional firepower in hemp seed powder puts the others to shame. Unlike marijuana leaves – hemp seeds do not contain any THC. You can find it in healthy grocery stores like Whole Foods. Be sure to select 100% ground hemp seeds vs hemp protein powder – you want the full package of nutritional excellence the seeds provide.
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