There's a reason the fish oil Omega-3s market is a multi-billion dollar industry - because most health conscious people understand how important omega fatty acids are to cardiovascular and cognitive well-being.
Moreover, omega‑3 is not the only fatty acid that plays a role in sustaining health; the ratio between omega‑3 and omega‑6 is also an important factor. Omega-6 fatty acids you must get from your diet and are primarily used for energy (3).
The recommended ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids in is 4:1 or less. However, the Western diet has a ratio between 10:1 and as high as 50:1. Medical research suggests that disproportionate levels of omega-6’s to omega-3’s increases the risk of disease along with many others ailments.
Foods high in omega-6 PUFA include vegetable oils like palm oil, soybean oil, rapeseed oil, and sunflower oil, and also any foods – including fish – that have been fried or processed. It can also include fish that isn’t wild-caught.
Your best source for balanced omegas are hemp hulled seeds and cold-pressed oil with a naturally occurring ration of 2.5:1. Supplement your diet regularly by eating more Gourmet Hemp Foods' raw seed products and gourmet hemp sauces.
Hemp seeds contain high amounts of the amino acid arginine, which produces nitric oxide in your body.
Nitric oxide is a gas molecule that makes your blood vessels dilate and relax, leading to lowered blood pressure and a reduced risk of heart disease.
Moreover, hemp seeds are considered a complete protein source, which means that they provide all the essential amino acids. Your body cannot produce essential amino acids and must obtain them from your diet. Complete protein sources are very rare in the plant kingdom, as plants often lack the amino acid lysine.
Quinoa is another example of a complete, plant-based protein source. Hemp seeds contain significant amounts of the amino acids methionine and cysteine, as well as very high levels of arginine and glutamic acid .
Hemp seeds are a great protein source, as more than 25% of their total calories are from high-quality protein. That is considerably more than similar foods like and flaxseeds, whose calories are 16–18% protein.
In fact, by weight, hemp seeds provide similar amounts of protein as beef and lamb — 30 grams of hemp seeds, or 2–3 tablespoons, provide about 11 grams of protein.
The digestibility of hemp protein is also very good — better than protein from many grains, nuts and legumes.
Whole hemp seeds are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, containing 20% and 80%, respectively.
Soluble fiber forms a gel-like substance in your gut. It’s a valuable source of nutrients for beneficial digestive bacteria and may also reduce spikes in blood sugar and regulate cholesterol levels.
Insoluble fiber adds bulk to your stool and may help food and waste pass through your gut. It has also been linked to a reduced risk of diabetes
One of the core missions of the international slow food movement is defending food biodiversity. With our efforts supporting a Virginia seed bank, as well as, pairing our sauces & raw hemp with exotic & locally sourced cuisine, we're doing our part to help the food security in our local community!
Before there was the industrial revolution there was the putting-out system; a system where raw materials were delivered to producers at their home where they would be finished before brought to market.
This si the method the Gourmet Hemp Foods founders chose to innovate. By giving our raw hemp ingredients to foodie experts we've been able to create completely new products that people
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