Hemp Chocolate - More Than Just a Tasty Treat
The hemp plant is often confused with marijuana; understandable since they come from the same plant family, cannabis. However, what sets them apart is their chemical composition, and that makes all the difference. Hemp lacks the compound Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is the active ingredient in marijuana and the source of its psychosomatic effects.
Hemp Chocolate In All Its Glory
Hemp Chocolate is a delicious concoction that came about when premium hemp seeds were mixed with yummy dark chocolate.
The resulting creation is a delicacy that will leave your taste buds happy, and your body healthy. Hemp chocolate is nutritious beyond belief, and people all over the world are getting in on it.
The seeds of the hemp plant are the main ingredients for creating this glorious food. Shelled and blended hemp seeds give your dark chocolate an extra kick that benefits your body and health immensely
Hemp Chocolate Benefits
Contrary to widespread belief, taking hemp is not bad for your health. The truth is quite the opposite.
Hemp provides your body with various nutrients and benefits that you absolutely don't want to do without. Here are some of the fantastic health benefits of taking Hemp Chocolate.
Source of Complete Protein
Hemp is considered a complete protein. This is because it supplies our body with 20 amino acids and at least 9 crucial ones that our bodies can’t produce.
Amino acids are considered to be the basic building blocks of proteins which the body needs for active growth. When there is a shortage of essential amino acids, cortisol (the stress hormone) can run unchecked and cause damages in the body.
Vegans and those who shy from dairy products will especially find the complete protein properties of hemp seed a delight.
The seed contained in hemp chocolate can contain up to 10g of protein – around 25% of your body’s protein needs. I'm sure you will agree that's an amazing feat for such a small seed.
An increasingly alarming number of people suffer from obesity and cholesterol related diseases. Hemp chocolate is a delicious option for patients looking to lose unhealthy cholesterol; without skimping on their sweet treats. Hemp chocolate offers you a way you get your fats under ‘delicious control’ – pun intended.
Our blood contains triglycerides which could lead to high cholesterol levels when it gets too much. Polyunsaturated fats are a natural counter to high triglyceride levels and help with the reduction of cholesterol in the body. Hemp is an excellent source of naturally occurring polyunsaturated fats (about 11.43g) and has the potential of reducing unhealthy fat in the human body.
Packed Full With Essential Vitamins
The seeds used in making hemp chocolate may be small, but they are full of vitamins essential for the body’s optimal functions. The list is so impressive that you would find it hard to believe a tiny sized pod, can have so much of an impact. Here are some of the vitamins you will enjoy from using hemp seeds:
Calcium is crucial to the development of strong, healthy bones
Assists in the circulation of blood throughout the body.
Magnesium plays a vital role in over 300 enzymatic functions within the body. It is an essential macromineral that caters for neuromuscular transmission and activity, muscle relaxation, stress reduction and more.
The body needs a daily dose of 300-400 mg of magnesium. Hemp seed provides 179 mg of magnesium – about 45% of the daily quota.
This vitamin has strong antioxidant properties and helps to metabolize healthy sugar.
Helps in bone building and balancing of the acid/base ratios in the body.
Responsible for balancing the sodium levels in the body as well as regulating body fluids.
Beneficial for healthy eyes, skin, hair and immune-related functions.
Fosters brain development and supports the nervous system.
Good for healthy eyes and skin.
Helps with improving digestion and general metabolism.
Responsible for assisting the liver in the metabolism of toxins.
This is the vitamin that’s beneficial to the development of healthy blood cells in the human body.
An essential vitamin that strengthens bones and helps with the utilization of calcium. It also plays a role in the production of several hormones in the human body.
Support healthy skin, hair, and nail growth.
Helps in keeping copper levels in check. Also supports muscle and nerve functions.
A Healthy Heart
Hemp seed used in the making of hemp chocolate contains astonishing quantities of omega-3s that contribute to having a healthy functioning heart. This great seed also carries a vital amino acid known as Arginine. Arginine metabolizes into nitric oxide which helps to keep the walls of the artery flexible and enhance blood flow.
Effective Relief From Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that affects the joints in the body. It is an autoimmune disease and causes a lot of pain and discomfort to the body.
Patients who have rheumatoid arthritis have been known to experience relief when they consume Hemp Chocolate or the hemp itself.
Hemp chocolate is a fun merger between a wonder plant and a sweet, healthy treat. All the health benefits of hemp are up for grabs in a fun and delicious package that you will find difficult to turn down.
It fits seamlessly into your diet and helps to boost your efforts with losing weight and general healthy living.
There are numerous ways of using hemp and availing yourself to the power-packed benefits it offers. However, you have to agree with me that hemp chocolate is the sweetest and most fun of them all.
Make sure to grab a few the next time you visit the store, and you can begin eating your way to delicious health.