Firstly, let's get something out of way - the hemp chocolate we're discussing won't get you high. Hemp and marijuana/cannabis are from the same family, cannabis. However, have a significant difference is in their nutrient composition. The controversy on the consumption of hemp seed is based on "getting high".
Hemp, unlike cannabis or marijuana, contains only a trace amount of THC. Therefore, consumers will not experience the “high” effect irrespective of how much they take. We don't want to get lost down this rabbit hole, if you like, you can learn more about the difference in our blog here.
Now, back to why you're reading this; to find out what makes hemp chocolate so awesome...
The addition of hemp seeds combined with raw cacao helps transform a "treat" into a wholesome snack, largely due to the abundance of macro & micronutrients in the right ratios that are important for a well-balanced diet.
Hemp seeds are packed with proteins, essential fats, vitamins & minerals making them an especially great source of nutrients, especially for those on a plant-based diet.
Hemp seed is highly rich in protein, containing all of the required amino acids, which is important as the body can not produce all the essential amino acids homogenously. Therefore, you need to consume it from your diet. Hemp seed is a source of the nine essential amino acids the body needs but cannot produce itself for optimal function.
Hemp seed is rich in fibres, making it excellent in propelling the movement of food through the gastrointestinal tract. An increase in food mobility helps reduce toxins in the digestive tract, while undigested hemp seed in the colon absorbs microbes, thereby boosting digestive health.
Lots of foods that we eat are delicious but bad for heart health. The heart is a vital organ responsible for pumping blood and oxygen to all other body cells.
Hemp seed is rich in omega 3 and 6, which may significantly protect heart health. In addition, it may reduce levels of unhealthy cholesterols, which may block the blood vessels in the body.
Hemp seed is a critical part of your diet for individuals trying to shed some weight. It makes you feel fuller, therefore, helps you curb your cravings. However, adding hemp seed to your meal ensures you get an adequate diet to prevent any nutritional deficiencies.
Cacao is a primary ingredient for making chocolates. Regular cacao powder has been processed. However, in our chocolates, we use organic cacao. Here are the health benefits of choosing Raw Cacao;
Raw organic cacao is a rich source of antioxidants. Antioxidants are substances that protect the body from organ damage. Raw cacao has an ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) of 98,000 per 100g, which measures the antioxidant capacity of a substance & is considered one of the top 10 antioxidant-rich foods in the world.
Cacao is the highest plant-based source of iron. Suppose you are a vegetarian. Consuming cacao is the best way to get enough iron into your body. It contains about 7.3mg per 100g. the percentage of iron in meat is 2.5mg per 100mg.
One mineral with a widespread deficiency, especially in vegans, is magnesium. However, cacao is one of the highest plant-based sources of this mineral. Magnesium is essential because it is responsible for metabolic activities in the body that converts glucose into energy for the brain. In addition, it helps to maintain heart health.
Science shows that cacao contains serotonin, tyrosine, phenylethylamine, and tryptophan. These neurotransmitters are directly involved with feelings of happiness and satisfaction. Therefore consuming cacao can help you deal with depression. Cacao is a natural, delicious way to stay happy.
Hemp Chocolate contains essential amino acids that your body needs to function: for vegan or lactose intolerant individuals, this is the miracle you seek. It is a “complete protein” source to meet all your metabolic needs.
High cholesterol is a prevailing illness among Americans. However, hemp chocolate is a way to optimize the levels of good fat in the body while eating sweet and healthy chocolate.
Hemp seed contains arginine, which is converted into nitric oxide. As a result, it ensures the artery is not clogged to ensure that all body parts receive blood.
Hemp Chocolate is fortified with vitamins and minerals that the body needs. For example, the vitamin B complex is a major lacking vitamin in the diet of vegans. However, hemp seed is packed with B Vitamins to meet the body's needs. In addition, consuming hemp chocolate increases the availability of iron and magnesium for your body.
Hemp is rich in gamma-linolenic acid, which significantly reduces the inflammatory process in the body. Therefore, individuals with any condition related to inflammation, such as acne or arthritis, may benefit from taking hemp chocolate.
Hemp chocolate is a smart way of consuming two “superfoods.” Usually, when people talk chocolate, it is thought of as unhealthy, but all of that is changing. Our hemp chocolate is:
Made with 100% organic raw cacao, Retaining all of the amazing health benefits.
A healthy vegan treat. It's hard to find wholesome foods to meet your nutritional needs... What better way than to indulge your cravings while staying healthy?
Sweetened with organic coconut sugar, a healthy and natural sweetener.
The sugar content is very low - Less than 17g per 100g compared to 55g from some supermarket brands