Posted by Mary Curry Jun 3 2013, 8:15 pm in hemp, hemp hearts, Hemp History Week
June 3 – 9 is Hemp History Week
You might wonder, why do we have a week to celebrate the history of hemp?
I promise, it’s not what you’re probably thinking.
For information on what exactly Hemp History Week is all about, check out the official website. Hemp: Our Heritage, Our Future. Basically, the goal is to allow U.S. farmers to grow hemp.
Here’s the text:
Every day, more and more Americans discover the benefits of hemp. This ever-expanding market includes healthy food and body care products, as well as eco-friendly textiles, clothing, auto-parts, and building materials. But despite hemp’s growing popularity, an outdated and misguided Federal policy – created in the 1930’s – currently prevents U.S. farmers from growing this nutritious, versatile, and eco-friendly crop.
It is time for Federal policy on industrial hemp to reflect today’s reality and ensure a better tomorrow for America’s families and farmers, the economy and our planet.
As more Americans recognize the health and environmental benefits of hemp products, hemp farming promises job creation and economic opportunity for farmers and manufacturers, and ensures that nutritious foods are more accessible and affordable for consumers. In turn this means healthier lifestyles, a stronger economy, and a more sustainable world.
Back in July of last year I wrote a post on Hemp Hearts. Since then I’ve become really fond of this food. They’re an incredibly healthy source of Omega 3s and they taste great. I sprinkle the hemp seeds in my yogurt, dip banana slices in them, or add them to a smoothie (like the one I’m drinking as I type this). The hemp seeds give it a nice nutty flavor.
If you’re curious about the health benefits of hemp seeds, check out one of these sites:
7 Health benefits of hemp Read the article for details but these are the 7: 1. A Healthy Heart 2. A Healthy Mind 3. Healthy Skin 4. Weight Loss 5. Help Digestive Disorders 6. Prevent Cancer 7. Fight Diabetes
If that’s not enough – according to Pure Healing Foods:
Hemp Seeds are a gift of nature. They are the most nutritious seed in the world. Hemp Seeds are a complete protein. They have the most concentrated balance of proteins, essential fats, vitamins and enzymes combined with a relative absence of sugar, starches and saturated fats. Hemp Seeds are one of nature’s perfect foods – a Super Food. This is one of the most potent foods available, supporting optimal health and well being, for life. Raw hemp provides a broad spectrum of health benefits, including: weight loss, increased and sustained energy, rapid recovery from disease or injury, lowered cholesterol and blood pressure, reduced inflammation, improvement in circulation and immune system as well as natural blood sugar control.
The site has a load more information.
If you’re a doubter, check out Livestrong: Hemp Seeds: Health Benefit or Hype?
So, go forth and celebrate Hemp History Week. And check out the page on Facebook.
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