Why it's time to switch Whey Protein for Hemp Protein. September 20, 2016 15:24
If you regularly use a gym, are building lean muscle or just topping up on your protein, then chances are you've used Whey Protein.
It's very popular, easily available, it's cheap but it turns out it's not actually that good for you. Not only this but there's the thing that no one mentions... it makes people pretty, um, windy!
There we've said it, yep it causes quite bad flatulence. See the problem is that it's not easy to digest and can lead to bloating, it is usually loaded with artificial sweeteners, which we know aren't healthy. Also nutritionally Whey isn't the best, it's usually over-processed leading to a very low nutritional value.
There is another Whey (bad pun I know) and that is Hemp Protein. Whether in powder form or shelled seed form it's so much better. Why is it better? Well...
Ok, so let's get to the main reason you're reading this. You want to know what amount of protein you can gain from Hemp Protein. Well, drum roll please... 48 grams of natural protein per 100 gram!
So it's not as much as you can gain from Whey but you're gaining all the nutritional value, omega 3/6, amino acids and natural protein. Not only all of that but it's easy for your body to absorb, cholesterol and saturated fat-free and more importantly no flatulence!
Hemp Protein is packed with Amino acids, 20 to be exact. What are Amino Acids you ask? They form a large amount of our cells, muscle and tissue and also help carry out important body functions. Amino acids effect the function of organs, glands and arteries, also very important in healing wounds and repairing damaged tissues.
When it comes to energy Hemp is excellent. Hemp is packed with zinc (25% of daily requirement), iron (42% of your daily requirement) and magnesium a whopping 60%.
Zinc, Iron and Magnesium are very important in creating energy within the body, you can absorb far more nutrients from Hemp Protein than Whey Protein as it's far less processed.
Omega 3 and 6
Hemp Seeds also contain essential fatty acids, Omega 3 is known to help brain function and is said to protect the heart.
Hemp is also a source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA), which is a healthy, plant-derived omega-6 that is metabolized differently than other less healthy omega-6s.
Hemp has a great amount of fiber, 24g per 100g in fact. Apart from chia seeds, plants usually contain little fiber, but hemp protein is a very good source.
Fiber helps keep your blood sugar balanced, protects your heart and also helps with digestion, and maintaining a healthy weight.
So, as you can see there are a great many reasons to make the switch from Whey protein to Hemp Protein. You may get more protein from Whey per gram but you get a large amount from Hemp and receive so much more in the way of nutrition.
You can find out more about Hemp Protein and Hemp Seeds at these links:
Hemp Protein Powder Hemp Seeds (Shelled)
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