While trying to create your ideal weight loss plan, you might have a hard time figuring out what will be most beneficial for you. Have you ever considered hemp? Previously discounted as just another weight-loss fad, hemp is gaining more exposure as an effective weight loss supplement.
How Hemp Works with Your Body
While working to lose weight, there are a couple of points that come up in almost any diet plan. One of the ideas that consistently comes up is that you need to limit your carbohydrate intake, especially refined carbohydrates. To compensate, you should increase your protein and fiber intake. That doesn’t have to mean fatty meats or cardboard-flavored foods. Hemp can help; it is a complete protein, meaning that it beats other plant-based protein sources you may choose to lower your caloric intake. Hemp has the 10 necessary amino acids that people need from their food. Therefore, it is a great protein source both for vegetarians who need their food to do more for them and for those who eat meat but don’t like all the unhealthy fats.
Hemp is also a fantastic source of fiber. Fiber stays in your system longer than other foods and that results in fewer cravings and your body feeling full for a longer period of time. It helps your body maintain a full feeling and takes the edge off cravings by balancing your blood sugar. If you have a sweet tooth or pastries and ice cream are always your diet pitfalls, hemp can be the tool in your arsenal that banishes those cravings once and for all.
Getting Hemp in Your Diet
The most nutritionally whole way of getting hemp is in the form of hemp seeds. They are edible and delicious on their own. However, if you want to be more versatile in how you eat hemp, there are many options. If you have access to whole hemp seeds, consider pressing them in order to get hemp oil. By doing it yourself, you will maintain as much of the nutritional value of the seed as possible. Once you have the oil, you can either drink it as a straight nutritional supplement or you can use it to make salad dressing, much in the same way you can use sunflower seed oil, vegetable oil or olive oil.
Seed meat, on the other hand, lends itself to more traditional uses. It can be used to create hemp protein powder, although you are probably better off buying the hemp protein powder pre-made. It can be a grueling process to create your own, and buying it in bulk is much more time efficient. Hemp protein powder can be blended with fruit and milk to make smoothies or stirred into a drink if you’d rather just have it with your morning orange juice.
Clearly, hemp is another option for your diet regimen. Use it to jump start your weight loss and help you live and eat healthier.