Special Diets & Tempt Hemp Nutrition
If you have food allergies, dietary restrictions or are following a vegetarian or raw food lifestyle, you know how hard it can be to find nutritionally sound food that actually tastes good. Here at Living Harvest, we have your solution.
As an agricultural crop, hemp is a plant-based superfood. It offers an exceptional alternative to dairy, nuts and soy. It’s vegan and gluten-free. Hemp is sustainable, non-GMO and grown without herbicides or pesticides, with no known allergens. It is nothing to be afraid of. It’s not marijuana and has no drug value. In fact, it contains 0.00% THC.
Hemp seeds are the edible part of the hemp plant (cannabis sativa L). Some are surprised to learn they are one of the best sources of easily digestible, high-quality protein. Rich in all 10 essential amino acids, the building blocks of protein, hemp helps develop lean body mass and promotes muscular repair. It is an awesome source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids, which support energy production, nervous system function, brain development, heart health and a healthy immune system. Not many foods can do all that.
Until now hemp has been largely misunderstood. Join the evolution in the way we nourish our bodies; make the change.
Why Not Soy?
- Soy is a common allergen.
- Soy may have higher protein content than hemp, but it is less digestible due to trypsin inhibitors which interfere with the digestion of soy protein.
- Phytates in soy can block absorption of essential minerals.
- Tempt Hempmilk provides almost 3x the Omega-3’s found in the leading soymilk brand, and more than double the Omega-6’s.
- There has been ongoing controversy regarding soy: soy has been shown to be a possible endocrine (hormone) disruptor; soybeans are largely GMO (nearly 80% of all commercially grown soybeans in the US are genetically modified); soybeans are a “high spray” crop and pesticide use is common.
Why not Rice?
- Nutritionally, rice milk is not a comparable replacement for milk: rice milk has a low protein content; is not nutrient-rich and must be fortified; high in carbohydrates and contains very little calcium.
- Rice milk that contains polyunsaturated vegetable oil (which many rice and soy milks do) such as safflower oil, corn oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil, or cottonseed oil may play a role in the imbalance of EFA’s. Hemp milk provides the perfect, natural balance while rice milk may disrupt it.
- Rice milk contains no Omega-3’s and less than 100 mg of Omega-6.
Why not Almond?
- Almonds are a common allergen.
- Almond milk may be lower in calories, but that doesn’t mean it is necessarily better for you. 92% of the fat content in Tempt Hempmilk is Omega EFA’s. Which would you prefer?
- Almond milk does not contain any Omega-3’s and offers less than 100 mg of Omega-6.
- Like almond milk, Tempt Hempmilk has 0 mg of cholesterol. Plus, Tempt Hempmilk has the added benefits of balanced EFA’s and all 10 EAA’s.
- Almond milk typically has lower calcium content than Tempt Hempmilk.