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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Weight Loss Power Foods - Hemp Seeds

Despite the Cannabis classification, these seeds aren't for smoking. But they may provide medicinal benefits.

Why they're healthy: Hemp seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. What's more, a 1-ounce serving of the seeds provides 11 grams of protein—but not the kind of incomplete protein found in most plant sources. Hemp seeds provide all the essential amino acids, meaning the protein they contain is comparable to that found in meat, eggs, and dairy.

How to eat them: Toss 2 tablespoons of the seeds into your oatmeal or stir-fry. Or add them to your postworkout shake for an extra dose of muscle-building protein. This is something new to me, I never knew about these. So, I'm learning, right along with ya'll about healthy eating. Sounds like a good way to get some extra protein in your diet, without having to eat meat or eggs so much.Hope this is helpful to ya'll.
As always, your comments & suggestions are welcome. THANKS for visiting Terry

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