5 Hemp Products You Need to Know Now

Delicious ways to add the new, nutrient-packed It seed to your diet.

5 Hemp Products You Need to Know Now

Delicious ways to add the new, nutrient-packed It seed to your diet.

The cannabis plant has come a long way in recent years, officially transitioning from taboo to trendy.

It’s now legal to smoke it in 24 of the 50 states, and hemp seeds–its edible non-intoxicating cousin–is starting to gain recognition as a nutritional rock star. Consuming the seeds can ward off heart disease, obesity and metabolic syndrome, likely because it’s rich in fiber and omega-3s, recent research suggests. What’s more, hemp carries all nine essential amino acids, making it a stellar vegan source of protein.

In response to the growing demand for everything hemp, the seed had been added into a wide breath of ready-to-eat products. Below we share some of our favorites—all of which can easily fit into any weight loss plan:

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Living Harvest Tempt Unsweetened Original Hempmilk, 1 cup

Calories 80
Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Fiber 0 g
Sugar 0 g
Protein 2 g

This nutty, creamy milk alternative is made from water and cannabis seeds and fortified with immune-boosting, riboflavin and vitamin B12, an energy-boosting nutrient many American don’t get enough of. Add it to cereals, homemade baked goods, smoothies and side dishes like mashed potatoes.

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Peace Cereal Maple Buckwheat Hemp, 3/4 cup

Calories 180
Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Fiber 4 g
Sugar 6 g
Protein 7 g

Speaking of cereal, this organic hemp-infused variety is delicious! In addition to the seeds, Peace adds buckwheat and maple syrup to the mix to create their crunchy, slightly sweet morning treat that also packs a powerful punch of energizing protein. Though it lacks the bits of candy and marshmallows that make other cereals so tasty to nosh on right out of the box, it holds its own eaten solo or mixed with raw almonds as a trail mix. Of course, it also pairs well with milk—but that’s a given!

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Nutiva Organic Hemp Protein, 3 Tbsp

Calories 90
Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Fiber 1 g
Sugar 1 g
Protein 15 g

With 15 grams of protein per scoop, this organic protein powder is an ideal mix-in for oatmeal, shakes or homemade protein bars. Compared to other nutrition powders, this one is a great source of belly-filling fiber, earning it a spot on our list of the best protein powders for weight loss.

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Evo Hemp Cashew Cacao Antioxidant Bar, 1 bar

Calories 190
Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Fiber 3 g
Sugar 8 g
Protein 7 g

Made from a combination of dates, cashews, apricots, hemp protein powder, hemp seeds, cacao powder, coconut nectar and blueberries, these slightly sweet, chocolaty bars make for a clean, all-natural addition to any snack time line up. Even if you typically look for a snack lower in sugar, don’t shy away from this bar; the natural sugars are balanced with a hefty serving of protein to keep blood sugar levels stable and your energy high.

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Living Harvest Tempt Hemp Greek Style Plain Yogurt, 5.3-ounce container

Calories 130
Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Fiber 3 g
Sugar 8 g
Protein 10 g

If dairy-based Greek yogurts tend to aggravate your tummy, this is a great low-sugar, high protein alternative. The only downside: It isn’t calcium-fortified, so it doesn’t carry the same health benefits for your bones as traditional containers. To up the calcium count and boost flavor—without compromising the low calorie count—add oranges (7% DV) or figs (5% DV) to your bowl.