You probably clicked into this article with the thought: What the heck? Hemp milk? Well it's a real thing and it could potentially replace dairy (and more). With more people turning to other forms of milk like soy and almond, it's not surprising that hemp and other plants are blowing up. Disclaimer – drinking hemp milk will not give you any psychoactive effects. Eating hemp by-products like hemp hearts, hemp seeds and hemp milk just give you countless health benefits, without the elevated feeling.
Hemp milk tends to have a creamy consistency and tends to be a bit thicker than skim milk. Hemp seeds are rich in the plant-based omega-3 fatty acid ALA. Research has shown that getting enough omega-3 fatty acid into your diet can help keep your cholesterol and blood pressure under control. Although the type of omega-3 fatty acid found in hemp isn't as easily used by the body as omega-3 fatty acid found in fish, studies show that it still offers numerous health benefits. If you have lactose, nut or soy sensitivities then hemp milk could be a great solution.
If you are looking to incorporate hemp milk into your diet, make sure to find a brand that is fortified with calcium and vitamin , and, if you are watching your waistline, keep in mind that the vanilla and chocolate flavors contain more sugar and can end up doing more damage than good to your diet. Hemp milk includes nearly ½ of your daily calcium intake requirement in just a cup.
If you are looking to decrease your dependency on animal by-products and don't want to go down the traditional nut and soy route, hemp milk could be exactly what you are looking for. You can even make it at home, and it tastes incredible.
Hemp could eventually replace a lot of products we use every day. If more people turned to hemp products we could cut down the carbon
emissions that are put out by farms and positively impact our environment.