Healthy Hemp

by Claire Minnaar



While hemp might belong to the same family as marijuana, it’s important to note that this plant food does not contain the ingredients required to, well, get you a little high and happy before breakfast. Hence there’s really no need to try and “light one up” as hemp is best consumed in its seed or dried form, and can be added to your morning cereal, smoothies or salad. While hemp has a host of the same benefits as marijuana, the list is actually far longer and more intensive – let’s look at a couple:

  • Packed with protein to keep you feeling fuller for longer.
  • High in fibre for improved digestion and consistent sugar levels.
  • One of the very few plant sources of Omega-3, which helps reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Contains essential amino acids which assist with muscle control and mental function.
  • Helps improve focus and memory, while also reducing the risk of contracting Alzheimer’s.
  • Combats signs of depression, anxiety and stress, and boosts the mood overall.
  • Promotes healthy hair, strong nails and radiant skin as it reduces acnes and dry skin.
  • Suppresses the appetite which ultimately helps with weight loss efforts.
  • Boosts energy levels to keep you going for longer.
  • Increases the metabolic rate which further facilitates fat burning and wellness.
  • Balances hormone levels especially during menstruation and menopause.
  • Has anti-inflammatory properties which can be a huge benefit to people suffering from arthritis and asthma.
  • Rich in disease-fighting, plant-based phytonutrients and anti-aging antioxidants such as vitamin E.
  • Packed with zinc, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and iron.

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