Hemp Milk

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
Hemp milk

When it comes to the essence of hemp milk, it is necessary to make some preliminary clarifications. Hemp exists for food, textile and industrial purposes. Then specially cultivated cross breeds of the Cannabis plant are used.

The varieties that are intended for daily use are selected so that they do not contain the psychoactive substance THC, to which marijuana owes its effect. Hemp seeds and hemp oil do not contain THC because they are obtained from industrial hemp, in which the psychoactive substance is absent, and because THC is localized in the leaves and not in the seeds of the plant used to produce hemp milk .

It is clear that the product has no points of contact with prohibited substances, but it is good to know its composition and useful properties in order to make an informed choice about its use.

Composition of hemp milk

The hemp seed from which hemp milk is made is considered one of the most beneficial natural foods and one of the most concentrated sources of protein in nature. It contains all essential amino acids, many essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and insoluble fiber. This makes it an energy and delicious drink to boost immunity, support heart function. It has a beneficial effect on the skin, energizes the body and mind.

Just one 250 ml glass of hemp milk contains the following nutrients:

- 900 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids;

- 2800 milligrams of omega-6 fatty acids;

- 10 essential amino acids;

- 4 g of protein;

- 46% of the required daily dose of calcium;

- Potassium;

- Phosphorus;

- Riboflavin;

- Vitamins A, E, B12, B9, D;

- Magnesium;

- Iron;

- Zinc;

- Cholesterol free.

The nutritional value of 100 milliliters of hemp milk is impressive with its balance:

- 2.7 g of fat, of which 0.3 g are saturated;

- 0.1 g of carbohydrates, without sugar;

- Does not contain fiber;

- 0.2 g of proteins;

- 0.5 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids;

- 1.6 milligrams of omega-6 fatty acids;

- The energy value that the body receives is 26 kilocalories.

Medicinal and therapeutic properties of hemp milk

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Hemp seeds, as well as the milk obtained from them, are a very good means of combating chronic diseases. It successfully prevents arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease and heart disease. It is also effective in the treatment of asthma, ulcer, nervous exhaustion. It helps clear the face of acne.

The use of hemp milk enhances the activity of the brain, it also has diuretic properties.

Hemp milk is recommended for lactating women as it promotes the production and release of more milk.

For ladies, it can help improve the condition of their skin, hair and nails and generally rejuvenate them.

The anti-inflammatory agents in this vegetable milk quench any inflammatory processes, and improve blood circulation.

Benefits and application of hemp milk

- The milk obtained from the hemp seeds does not contain sugars, cholesterol and that's why is useful for those who are lactose intolerant;

- It is useful for athletes because of its ability to maintain the vital energy of the body and provide it with the necessary amount of proteins;

- This milk is a good support for people recovering from a long illness, as it is a valuable source of nutrients and muscle mass;

- High protein content makes it a meat substitute for vegetarians;

- In case of frequent muscle spasms, the treatment can be obtained in a pleasant way - with a glass of hemp milk containing magnesium to remove the spasms;

- Hemp milk contains globulin. It ensures the flow of enzymatic reactions in the blood plasma and thus strengthens the body to fight external foreign organisms by producing antibodies. It is known that the processes of the immune system are strongly dependent on the amount of immunoglobulins contained in the body and on the rate at which antibodies are generated. The best way to provide the body with the appropriate amount of vitamins is to use a large number of globulins. And for this purpose, foods with a high protein content are needed. Since hemp seeds represent 61% of globulin, the milk obtained from them is a very effective means of increasing immunity and erasing disorders in it. Therefore, it is used as a natural immune system stimulator.

How to make hemp milk at home?

Hemp milk can be purchased at organic food stores, but it can also be produced at home. The products needed for homemade hemp milk are quite simple:

- 1 cup of unpeeled hemp seed;

- 2 cups of pure water.

Preparing hemp milk is also quite easy:

To make processing easier, some recipes recommend soaking the seeds in water for 8 hours. Then they are washed well, put in a blender with 2 cups of water and blended for 2-3 minutes. The amount of water can vary according to the desired thickness. The mixture is filtered through cheesecloth. It can be flavored with honey, dried or fresh fruit, which are beaten together with the seeds.

The leftover pulp from straining can also be used as a body scrub and applied to the face as a nourishing mask.

Benefits and application of hemp milk

Hemp milk smoothie

Hemp milk contains only natural ingredients that do not belong to allergens. It has no artificial additives necessary for its production or preservation.

The product is a great alternative to the animal product - cow's milk. It can be added to your morning cup of coffee or tea, consumed with cereal or on its own as a refreshing drink. This is a typical vegan drink suitable for the strict vegan diet. The drink has a relatively good shelf life of 5 days stored in the refrigerator. This milk is full of nutrients and it is delicious. It makes a great substitute for rice, almond, coconut or oat milk as another option for naturally derived nutritional diversity.

Harms and contraindications for the use of hemp milk

This product is considered completely harmless, without side effects, if there is no allergy to hemp seeds.

For some people, it is an ethical choice not to drink animal milk. There are also those who suffer from lactose intolerance. For both groups, hemp milk is an opportunity to satisfy their need for the milk drink, eliminating its stated imperfections. Along with this, the body receives essential nutrients, some of which it does not synthesize on its own and must obtain from the outside through food.

The hemp seed that can be purchased commercially and used to make hemp milk at home is from industrial hemp, a cultivated cross of the plant from which the psychoactive substance has been removed. It is intended that it can be for daily use.

There are few products that we can name as completely harmless and without side effects, without additives and of natural origin. Hemp seeds, which are the basis of hemp milk, fall into that rare category and are a great way for anyone to fuel their bodies with nutrients without giving up their favorite taste of cow's milk.


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