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What's the hype about Hemp?

Updated: Oct 29, 2021




Here at Coco Bliss, we love adding in different superfoods to our smoothies, bowls and treats and packing in a nutritional punch as much as we possibly can. Hemp only became legal as a food consumption item in Australia in November 2017 and of course we were super excited to be able to add it to our menu knowing the nutritional benefits this little powerhouse packs. We are obsessed with Hemp seeds right now and want to share with you WHY

Our team has spoken with our fabulous Hemp Seed supplier Tom from The Hemp Factory to collate all the information we know about Hemp Seeds for you

WHAT IS HEMP

Hemp (Industrial Cannabis) is a plant cultivated for nutritional food purposes such as hemp seeds, oil and protein. It is also an ancient medicine used for thousands of years. It’s a fabulously sustainable agri-crop that has minimal impact on nature as the plants grows naturally without the use of pesticides or agri-chemicals

HEMP VS MARIJUANA

The key differences between these two strains of cannabis besides the visual aspects, is a psychoactive compound called THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). This is the compound responsible for getting you “high” or intoxicated when you ingest it. Marijuana is generally grown with THC levels of between 5 and 25%. This compound is the reason behind marijuana being scheduled as a dangerous drug in Australia, and other regions around the world

Industrial hemp is also naturally grown with trace amounts of THC of less than 1%. Hemp Foods that are sold around the world have an allowable level of 0.3% THC which is basically undetectable. These trace amounts are also the reason getting approval for using industrial hemp as a food source proved difficult, despite these levels of THC being undetectable in a drug test, or having no mind altering effects

10 INCREDIBLE HEALTH BENEFITS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Hemp Seeds are packed with Omega 6, vitamins and high in minerals Magnesium, Zinc and Potassium, providing the following incredible health benefits

  1. Weight loss, as industrial Hemp is a natural appetite suppressant

  2. Improves digestive health as Hemp seeds are high in insoluble and soluble fibre

  3. Strengthen immune system

  4. Great plant-based protein source. 2-3 tablespoons provide around 11gms of protein

  5. Promotes cellular development which can aid in reducing inflammation, cholesterol and speed up recovery from disease

  6. Help to relieve rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

  7. Improve hair, skin and nail health

  8. Relieves insomnia as the magnesium content creates a soothing and relaxed sensation in the body

  9. Iron content helps to reduce signs of anaemia such as fatigue and headaches

  10. Regulates hormones and menopause symptoms

Below are some other key benefits of adding hemp into your diet

HOW TO USE IT

Add hemp seeds or hemp seed oil to your smoothies, acai bowls, raw treats, salads or dips. Best used raw for maximum nutritional benefits

You can also buy cosmetic products that contain hemp oil which improve skin health

THE HYPE UNCOVERED

So the hype is true, Hemp Seeds are delicious and nutritious!

At Coco Bliss Hemp seeds make a great nutritional addition to any smoothie or bowl. Add them in on your next visit!

we love adding in different superfoods to our smoothies, bowls and treats and packing in a nutritional punch as much as we possibly can. Hemp only became legal as a food consumption item in Australia in November 2017 and of course we were super excited to be able to add it to our menu knowing the nutritional benefits this little powerhouse packs. We are obsessed with Hemp seeds right now and want to share with you WHY

Our team has spoken with our fabulous Hemp Seed supplier Tom from The Hemp Factory to collate all the information we know about Hemp Seeds for you

WHAT IS HEMP

Hemp (Industrial Cannabis) is a plant cultivated for nutritional food purposes such as hemp seeds, oil and protein. It is also an ancient medicine used for thousands of years. It’s a fabulously sustainable agri-crop that has minimal impact on nature as the plants grows naturally without the use of pesticides or agri-chemicals

HEMP VS MARIJUANA

The key differences between these two strains of cannabis besides the visual aspects, is a psychoactive compound called THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). This is the compound responsible for getting you “high” or intoxicated when you ingest it. Marijuana is generally grown with THC levels of between 5 and 25%. This compound is the reason behind marijuana being scheduled as a dangerous drug in Australia, and other regions around the world

Industrial hemp is also naturally grown with trace amounts of THC of less than 1%. Hemp Foods that are sold around the world have an allowable level of 0.3% THC which is basically undetectable. These trace amounts are also the reason getting approval for using industrial hemp as a food source proved difficult, despite these levels of THC being undetectable in a drug test, or having no mind altering effects

10 INCREDIBLE HEALTH BENEFITS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Hemp Seeds are packed with Omega 6, vitamins and high in minerals Magnesium, Zinc and Potassium, providing the following incredible health benefits

  1. Weight loss, as industrial Hemp is a natural appetite suppressant

  2. Improves digestive health as Hemp seeds are high in insoluble and soluble fibre

  3. Strengthen immune system

  4. Great plant-based protein source. 2-3 tablespoons provide around 11gms of protein

  5. Promotes cellular development which can aid in reducing inflammation, cholesterol and speed up recovery from disease

  6. Help to relieve rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

  7. Improve hair, skin and nail health

  8. Relieves insomnia as the magnesium content creates a soothing and relaxed sensation in the body

  9. Iron content helps to reduce signs of anaemia such as fatigue and headaches

  10. Regulates hormones and menopause symptoms

Below are some other key benefits of adding hemp into your diet

HOW TO USE IT

Add hemp seeds or hemp seed oil to your smoothies, acai bowls, raw treats, salads or dips. Best used raw for maximum nutritional benefits

You can also buy cosmetic products that contain hemp oil which improve skin health

THE HYPE UNCOVERED

So the hype is true, Hemp Seeds are delicious and nutritious!

At Coco Bliss Hemp seeds make a great nutritional addition to any smoothie or bowl. Add them in on your next visit!


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