Milk is great way to get in your daily dose of calcium and protein, and of course, you’ll have to drink it if you want to grow up big and strong but what about hemp milk?
Produced from the shelled seeds of the hemp plant, organic hemp milk is perfectly legal and is a great healthy alternative for vegans, vegetarians and those who are gluten free. One concern people have when consuming hemp milk is that it will contain some trace of the chemical Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) however this compound is not present or associated with hemp milk. (So don’t worry, you won’t be getting high off your breakfast cereal in the mornings.)
Your body will soon be thanking you as hemp milk has a high nutritional value and is a great source of omega-3 which can help keep your cholesterol and blood pressure in check. This also makes hemp milk great for your hair. Additionally organic hemp milk contains no sugar and is free of gluten and soya, and furthermore its essential fatty acids provide a wide variety of medical benefits.
What Are The Benefits?
Source of Calcium and Phosphorus
Similar to cow’s milk, hemp milk is a great source of calcium which is essential for the health and upkeep of our teeth and bones. In fact, one cup of original or vanilla hemp milk contains half of the daily calcium intake we need. Additionally, hemp milk is a good source of phosphorus which is a nutrient essential for healthy bones. A cup of hemp milk will roughly contain between 20-35% of the phosphorus that healthy adults need each day.
B Vitamins and Vitamin D
Plain or flavoured hemp milk is enough to supply us with a good dose of B vitamins including riboflavin and thiamin which are essential for converting food into energy. The healthy and organic drink is also a great source of vitamin B-12 which helps our body with the production of red blood cells. Likewise one cup of hemp milk will provide individuals with 30% of their daily vitamin D intake, which will help with the absorption of calcium into the body.
Magnesium for Bones and Muscles
We need magnesium to support the functioning of our muscles and nerves which hemp milk provides. Magnesium plays a vital role in keeping our blood pressure and glucose levels under control. The mineral will also help with keeping your bones strong, the normal transportation of calcium and supporting a healthy heart.
Sugar And Fat
The unsweetened and organic version of hemp milk contain absolutely no added sugar and is low in saturated fat, containing only 0.5- 1g per serving. An intake of too many added fats and sugar may lead to weight gain and put individuals at risk of heart disease. Drinking hemp milk can lower your risk of heart problems as well as helping you reach your goals of daily nutrients and vitamins.
How Does It Taste?
Whilst the taste of hemp milk may be something you need to get used you, you might even find that you prefer it to other milk products you have tried. Hemp milk has a creamy consistency, that tends to be a bit thicker than skimmed milk (1.0% fat) and also has a slight nutty flavor, similar to almond milk. It can be purchased in plain, vanilla or chocolate flavor and the boxes that they are packaged in do not have to be refrigerated until opened, so they are extremely convenient.