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- Fit Nutrition Fix Team
The perfect package of plant-based protein
I bet you didn’t know that hemp was one of nature’s best sources of plant-based protein. In fact, our fancy friend hemp might just take the cake when it comes to dairy-free protein, with a complete amino acid profile, including all 20 of the organic compounds! If you’re looking to boost your protein intake from an a-la-natural source, then humble old hemp might just be your guy.
Hemp protein is a by-product of cold pressing hemp seed oil – a process which separates the seed from the oil. The defatted hemp remains are then milled and sieved into a fine powder ready for tissue building, muscle recovering action. The dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly protein consists of a unique blend of two highly digestible proteins - albumin and edestin. Now the nifty part is that these two particular proteins are very similar to proteins found in the blood, which makes hemp one of the most functional and bioavailable sources of protein for the human body.
Protein accolades aside, hemp is rich in both soluble and insoluble fibre, with one 30g serve providing almost one third of your total daily fibre requirements. This not only means your colon gets a nice little cleanse, but you’ll feel full for longer too. Not just that, but the combination of protein and fibre will help to slow digestion, prevent spikes in blood sugar and help the body to sustain energy. High five hemp! To top it off, the protein powerhouse packs a hefty punch of essential fatty acids, chlorophyll, minerals and antioxidants sans saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium and sugar! This plant-based bad boy has definitely got our vote!