THE HEALTHY MIXSome research has revealed that humans have cultivated cannabis as a food source for millennia. Marijuana seeds naturally come in a range of colours including white, cream, and green when they are immature. Fully mature seeds can be found in shades of tan, brown, and nearly black - so not only is your breakfast healthy bub it’s packed with too!
Hemp seeds are the seeds produced by the hemp plant called Cannabis sativa. They have a hard outer shell and a soft inside. They are from the same species as marijuana, but hemp seeds contain only trace amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) - the main psychoactive component in cannabis. Entire pot seeds can be made into hemp milk by adding water and mixing well in a blender before straining. Whole seeds can also be eaten whole roasted or raw, but some find the shells unappetizing or challenging to digest. Marijuana seeds can also be shelled and used as hemp hearts. ”They don’t have any psychoactive properties”, explains New York-based registered dietician Alissa Rumsey, author of Unapologetic Eating: Make Peace with Food and Transform Your Life, and founder of Alissa Rumsey Nutrition and Wellness. Rumsey adds, “They have a subtle, nutty flavour and their small size allows them to be easily added to recipes to boost the protein and fat content.
While hemp seeds are packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids, they also have omega-6 fatty acids (known as alpha- linolenic acid), as well as gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Their nutrient components are over 30 percent fat - but its healthy fat. GLA also offers several benefits, such as boosting bone and brain health and keeping your metabolism humming. It has also been found to reduce inflammation.
The omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids can also promote your skin, relieving both dryness and itchiness
Certain research suggests that hemp seeds help reduce the risk of heart disease thanks to their content of the amino acid arginine. Arginine produces nitric oxide which, according to a study in Current Atherosclerosis Reports, can help prevent high blood presser. In addition to that, they’re also good for digestive health because they have both soluble and insoluble fibre.
In addition to hemp, Moringa oleifera is found to be the most nutrient dense plant to exist. Moringa is a tree of which almost all the parts extremely nutritious and edible.

The Moringa leaf contains:
  • 92 nutrients
  • 46 antioxidants
  • 36 anti-inflammatories
  • 18 amino acids
  • 9 essential amino acids
As an added bonus, it has a high protein content, combined with low carbohydrate content, making it an excellent addition to vegan, vegetarian and ketogenic diets. Because the Moringa tree is so adaptive to warm, dry areas and the entire plant is edible, it is being used as a source to minimise malnutrition and food security issues across Africa.Taking care of your body should be both simple and delicious. To elevate your health and make it just that much easier to start a new daily ritual, all by having a simple breakfast packed with wholesome and powerful herbs and adaptogens like moringa and hemp.

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