If you are in search of good, nutritive substitute of cow’s milk, hemp milk is the thing you are looking for. Some people might confuse it to be illegal and compare it to marijuana, but it is completely legal, because it does not contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and not to forget, it is very much healthy and full of nutrients.
How it is produced?
Hemp milk is derived by the hemp seeds. These seeds are mostly imported from Europe or Canada, as they are not legally planted in the US. First the seeds are crushed, and then soaked in water. You can even produce the hemp milk at your home. You need to have the following ingredients:
- 1 cup of shelled hemp seeds
- Natural sweeteners like raw honey or agave nectar
- 5-6 cups of pure water
All you need to do is blend the seeds and water. The water quantity may vary depending upon whether you want a standard whole milk or a dairy milk. Add the sweetener to it and strain it through a cheesecloth. You may then want store it in the refrigerator for about 3 days. Make sure to keep the mixture sealed. Always shake it before using. You can also but these seeds online.
The milk extracted from the seeds is full of nutrients. Here are some of the healthy nutrients present in it:
- Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Folic acid
- Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty acid
- Necessary amino acids
- Calcium, and many more
Here are the benefits of drinking hemp milk:
Good for skin
It contains Vitamin A and Vitamin E, which are two of the most important antioxidant components in our diet. This milk has properties to reduce inflammation, wrinkles and prevent signs of aging on our body with its property to reduce oxidative stress.
The Omega-3 and the Omega-6 acids in the milk are important for boosting the concentration, making the memory everlasting and improves the cognitive performance of the body. It is very beneficial for older people and prevents them from the neurodegenerative diseases.
Boosts immunity and improves heart health
This milk is said to have some antioxidant properties and these properties are the reason for boosting up of the immunity of the body. The potassium present in the milk is responsible for low levels of cholesterol in it. this significantly reduces the risk of plaque build-up in the body and lowers the blood pressure.
Improves the bone density
Calcium is the main component of bones. The milk contains vast amounts of calcium in it. this calcium helps in improving the mineral bone density and thereby, greatly reduces the risk of osteoporosis. It also has high levels of minerals like iron, zinc and magnesium, which are also good for bones.
This milk extracted from the hemp seeds has various benefits on our body. It acts as a great substitute for cow’s milk and has proven multi benefits on our immune system. The radiant benefits of this milk make it a must in our diet, to make our diet nutritious and a healthy one.