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Try Adding HEMP To Your Diet Today!

There are few foods that can stand up to the nutritional make-up of the hemp seeds. If you were looking for an easy healthful add-on to your diet then I would take a look into hemp seeds or hemp protein powder. Hemp would be a smart choice for so many reasons.

The hemp seeds contain ALA and GLA, which make it a natural anti-inflammatory powerhouse. Reducing your inflammation is key to reducing your risks of diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

Each of us needs an optimum balance of omega-6 and omega-3 fats. Ideally a ratio between 2:1 to 5:1. The hemp ratio is approximately 3:1. Hemp oil also contains this ratio. Hemp protein is easily digested and contains well-balanced amounts of all essential amino acids for older children and adults.

For everyone who is concerned about the planet, the hemp plant is good because it is grown without pesticides due to its resiliency. Also, hemp doesn’t deplete the soil but actually has a revitalizing effect. “Agriculture Canada, that country’s version of our USDA, estimates that per acre, hemp yields four times as much paper as trees and more digestible protein than any other food source. And it takes only 3 to 4 months for the plant to mature, making it an extremely sustainable commodity.”

 So lets get back to how you can benefit from hemp. Protein shakes and smoothies are a huge trend that many incorporate into their morning routine or use to replace a meal sometime during the day. I have been making shakes/smoothies for almost ten years now. I recently changed my plant protein to hemp after finding out how much better it is for you then whey or a pea protein powder. It is an easy swap to make with huge benefits. It is a good option for those of you who eat vegan or diary free.

Some of you may be wondering if you can get high on hemp? No, hemp is derived from the marijuana plant; it contains minuscule concentrations of the psychoactive ingredient THC. “Therefore, hemp seeds can be enjoyed as a regular part of your daily diet without the worry of experiencing psychoactive effects”.

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References:

Gamonski, WG. (July 2014). Harness The Nutritional Power Of Hemp. [online] Available: http://www.lifeextension.com/Magazine/2014/7/Harness-The-Nutritional-Power-Of-Hemp-Seeds/Page-01

Tweed, VT. (Summer 2016). Why Hemp Is So Hip. Amazing Wellness, p.10.

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NIGHTTIME FASTING MAY REDUCE BREAST CANCER

Over the last few months I’ve blogged about how your diet can be the single most and biggest needle mover to improving your health. Not only is it important what you eat but WHEN you eat too. To start off your day you should be eating breakfast or your first meal within 1-hr of waking up. It is just as important to consume your meals every 4 to 6 hrs. Your dinner should be completed at least 3 hours before bedtime. What I bet you didn’t know is that nighttime fasting may reduce breast cancer risk.

I just recently read an article that was published in JAMA Oncology in March 2016. The study suggests that fasting for more than 13 hours a night may reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence. “The University of California-San Diego, and colleagues tracked 2,413 participants- all were diagnosed with breast cancer between the ages of 27 to 70 to determine the potential effects of nightly fasting on breast cancer prognosis”. It was reported that the women who fasted for fewer than 13 hours a night had a 36% higher risk for breast cancer recurrence, compared with those who fasted for 13 hours or more hours. It is important to note that, “the researchers can’t say why overnight fasting may influence breast cancer risk, but they found that with every additional two hours of fasting, a women’s average blood sugar level went down”.

This seems like a simple and feasible strategy to reduce breast cancer occurrence. Give it a whirl!

Thanks,

Gwen

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