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 for only $15.60 for 7 0z.

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

Go Green With Hemp: Not Just About CDB Oils

Go Green With Hemp Logo

The goal of Go Green With Hemp is to promote all the products associated with hemp, not just the CBD Oils. There are way too many wonderful products that can be made to only focus on one.

These products are all environmentally safe, some are made for humans and animals to consume as food and medicine, while others are usable items and products. This plant is not just “another” go green alternative, it is “The Go To” green planet saver.

Industrial hemp is a renewable resource that is not being utilized like it should. From before 1776 until about 1940 it was grown and utilized in the United States. Hemp was brought with the settlers to grow for England, then after the War of Independence, the colonist continued to grow it for the United States.

In those days it was mandatory to grow hemp on every farm and you could pay your taxes with it as well. It was used to make all the ropes and sails on the battleships, as well as clothes, paper, lamp oil, medicine and more. Hemp was being used as it should be versus barely being utilized at all, like now.

Growing Industrial Hemp Is Easy

Hemp grows very fast just like a weed maybe faster than some of those too, its only like 120 days from seed to harvest. And it will grow practically anywhere. Requiring very little care if any when properly planted, just water it once in a while if it hasn’t rained, and pray for sunny days. It can be replanted in the same field repeatedly, as long as you add fertilizer once a year to replace any nutrients to the soil, any crop field would require this as well. Most crops you cannot grow consecutively as you can hemp.

As for when to harvest, I am sure that depends on what you are growing your hemp for. If you are growing for making fiber, you do not want your plants to flower, so you will harvest sooner. If you are growing for CBD Oils, you want to let your plants flower or if you are growing for seeds you will let your plants go to seed, you will wait the 120 days. Seeds come from the male plants and the females grow the flowers, so that is why it is the same amount of time for both, same plant type but a different sex.

You don’t have to use pesticides because not many bugs are really attracted to hemp. That’s a huge bonus in my opinion!!

The List of Products That Can Be Made Is Staggering

There are said to be well over 25,000 products that can be made from industrial hemp, all of which are biodegradable. I could list them all but I am not going to because that is just way too much for one article. I am going to mention a few at least.

It is hard to decide where to start, there are so many.

Health and beauty products of all sorts including lotions, soaps, shampoos & conditioners, and much more. House hold detergents can also be made from hemp.

Anything you can make from common fabrics that you find in stores like, cotton and rayon, you can make from hemp as well. Fabric made from hemp is softer and more durable than cotton as well. The fibers are strong enough to make carpets, rope, and sails as well.

By far the most shocking for me to find out is that plastics can be made from hemp fibers. Totally recyclable and biodegradable plastics, I think it ridiculous that we are not using industrial hemp, and this proves it.

Also, the car body made completely from hemp, that was pretty mind blowing. And it is said to be very resilient to weather and damage. Then there is the fact that bio diesel fuel and ethanol fuel can both be made from hemp to power your “hemp body” vehicle. Both are better than the alternatives, and better for the environment.

Don’t get me started on paper. Boy this one fires me up! Not only is hemp paper better quality than wood pulp paper, it has a better recycling ability as well. Most importantly no trees are involved in making it! Hemp regenerates at a much faster rate than trees and supplies 4 times the amount of paper than trees per acre. Any paper product can be made from hemp fibers from toilet tissue to cardboard boxes.

So many trees are cut every day that don’t need to be, we have lost irreplaceable much-needed echo systems around the world due to clear cutting projects.

What an atrocity!

The Medical Benefits Being Researched

Wow a medicine too! It is definitely being researched in many areas, as this plant has been found to be able to affect almost every biological event in the human body and possibly animals as well.

Studies are being done on a number of these events such as; anxiety disorders, epilepsy and seizure disorders, fears and phobias, pain and inflammation, chronic inflammation and autoimmune disease, and affects on many types of cancer.

That is profoundly amazing to me.

Environmentally Safe All The Way Around

So lets see, every single product is environmentally friendly in all ways. That means no matter how we utilize this plant we will not harm the planet in any way that has been mentioned.

This is possibly the safest and most usable “green” product on the market, and no one really cared to know much about it until recently. That’s a very bad secret to keep! This should have been shouted from the roof tops!

This is a huge injustice to the WORLD!

Industrial Hemp Is The Way To Go

Our fore-fathers were so right to make it mandatory to grow hemp. They knew back then that hemp was the way to go. Big money corporations won out over what was better for mankind and the planet.

However, it is not too late. We can stop clear cutting trees, and stop pumping crude oil from the ground and plant hemp nationwide, and in a fairly short amount of time, we would start seeing the benefits. I don’t think it would take very long. The planet needs time to heal from the mistakes allowed, and we need to give it a break!

With this plant being so very easy to grow and all the super wonderful environmentally friendly products that can be made from it, industrial hemp is the way to go in my opinion.

How this plant was allowed to lose its glorious reputation is beyond me!

I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject. Feel free to leave a comment and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Stacie Fortson

Go Green With Hemp

 

 

 

 

What Benefits Come From Using CDB Oils and Other Hemp Products?

Oil Bottle and Dish

A lot of people want to know “what are the benefits from using hemp based products such as CBD oils and other products?”. Well that list is long, and all the answers pertain directly to personal benefit.

You benefit in many ways such as your health, this is becoming known as a “super food”, taking an all natural supplement your body doesn’t have to filter out any unwanted ingredients, helping the environment by using biodegradable products and saving trees, and you can find a variety of hemp-based products readily available.

This is a wonderful product and I wish more people would start utilizing all hemp-based products, the list is long and some of the uses may amaze you, I know it amazed me. Like, did you know that plastic can be made from hemp and its very biodegradable, talk about amazing!

I do want to stress that I do not make any claims that this product is going to increase your health, all opinions are just that, my personal beliefs and personal opinions. I cannot stress enough to research and consult with your physician before you decide to use ANY supplement.

Industrial Hemp Plant

Health Benefits

So we should get one thing perfectly clear, hemp does not contain a high amount of THC like its cousin cannabis. Rather it contains CBD which does not create the feeling of being “high” or intoxicated. It is a phytocannabinoid that has unlimited potential, its been discovered that it is beneficial to both human and animal health. Also it has the ability of affecting almost all biological processes in the human body and possibly animals as well.

That is huge!! I do encourage you to do your own research as well, Google offers a lot of information, then you can make your decisions in an educated fashion. And always consult your physician before taking any drug or supplement. Your health is your first priority after all.

Thick Woods Washington

All Natural

When buying your hemp products it is important as with any product to read your ingredients. I am sure there are some companies that are adding unnecessary ingredients to their products, but for the most part you will find that hemp-based products are all natural.

With as many products that contain additives this is comforting.

Helping The Environment

There are quite a few ways using hemp-based products can help the environment, biodegradable plastic is probably the biggest one I can think of, with all of the issues the current plastics we are using create.

We can save the amount of trees harvested every day for paper, and some construction materials as well. Items that are wood or made of wood products could be replaced with hemp products. Saving trees is definitely a huge part of helping the environment.

Making bio-fuel could help slow the big oil companies from drilling our natural resources away. I have always wondered what the long term effects are of removing the crude oil.

Obviously it is there for a reason, and I am pretty sure the reason wasn’t to be pumped out of the ground to leave voids and create gas pockets. Why not use a plant that can regenerate at a rapid pace instead?

Variety Of Uses and Products

There are so very many products that are derived from hemp and hemp seed, and these products all have beneficial uses, and are environmentally friendly.

To have such a variety of uses and benefits and to be so renewable makes this plant rank as a Super Hero to me.

The hemp seed oil does not contain the CBD values, but many products can be made from it, such as beauty products, lubricants, foods, paints, plastic and much more. These products are all biodegradable.

There are building materials that are said to be stronger than conventional materials and are more environmentally friendly. And they last longer.

We can make fabric to make clothes, bedding, draperies, etc…. They have even made a vinyl type product from hemp fibers that is stronger than the existing vinyl. Shoes, handbags, and jewelry accessories can also be created from hemp.

These products are sturdy and have a long life span. The clothing items are fashionable, not like old day hemp clothes that look like you got swallowed by tweed.

They can even construct car bodies from hemp. Jay Leno drove one onto his show one night.

And of course we don’t want to forget the famous CBD Oils that are sweeping the nation right now. There are many medical claims being made in conjunction with the use of this oil, so far no doctor or scientist have backed them.

With this product, I especially encourage you to research, not because it is illegal or a way to get “high” or intoxicated, because it is not either. It is because of the uses, you should research and speak with your physician before you use this product, this is for your own piece of mind.

Conclusion: You Will Feel Better All The Way Around Using Hemp Products

Happy Couple

With all of these benefits and uses its a wonder we have not utilized this plant sooner! Scientist are researching and making new discoveries every day.

Knowing that you are part of helping the planet and helping yourself should make you feel better, when you purchase a hemp-based product, no matter what it is.

Personally I think paper should be our target, we waste so many trees every day on making paper. That would impact our environment the most, and it could be immediate.

I think I have given you enough of a start here, after you do your  own research and you feel more knowledgeable and comfortable on this subject, I believe you will find it easier to  make your decision.

Some of the claims have not yet been scientifically founded, which is why I encourage you to do your own research on this subject.

The use of hemp oils and other products can impact your life in unsuspecting ways.

If we open our minds and stop classifying it as “bad” we will discover a whole new super plant that has been here all along. And you will feel better using it.

Feedback is always appreciated. I would love to hear what everyone thinks about this topic. Feel free to leave a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Thank you as always.

Stacie Fortson

Go Green With Hemp