Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Benefits of Hemp. Reporter Jordan

In the early 1800s, Australia was twice saved from famine by eating virtually nothing but hemp seed for protein and hemp leaves for roughage. Hemp literally has thousands of beneficial uses. Food, fibre, fuel, fabrics, furniture, medicine, building materials, paper, bio-plastics and the list goes on. It does it more efficiently, and more effectively.
Its 23-31% protein, being the 2nd highest seed protein source and absorbs better than most foods (meaning your food is actually utilised)!
This is because they don’t contain phytic acid and:
"Hemp contains globular proteins, albumin 33% and 65% edistin which have structures similar to proteins made by the blood, which makes them readily digestible. A handful of hemp seed provides the minimum daily requirement of protein for adults. No other food source provides complete protein in such an easily digestible form, not even soy."
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are important for energy production, healthy skin, mental health and immune function.
It has more Omega 3 and Omega 6 than virtually any other source, including fish, and are found in the ratio of 3:1.
VITAMINS & MINERALS & FAT BURNING + Extra health benefits -
Hemp foods contain all 8 essential amino acids, Leucine, Lysine, Threoine, Phen+tyro, Valine, Meeth+cyst, Isoleucin, Tryptophan, with higher amounts of each than other main sources of protein, like egg whites, tofu, human milk, and whole cow's milk.”
Hemp is naturally low in Carbohydrates, contains Antioxidants, B Vitamins (including Folate),
Minerals (including Calcium, Magnesium, Iron and Zinc) and is the only known plant food source of Vitamin D3!
It also contains the hard to get, yet essential, GLA, 15 times as much fat-fighting CLA as fish oil and cholesterol-fighting Phytosterols.
Lean Production (minimize waste)
There is minimal waste in hemp.
-> Hemp seeds are dehulled (shell taken off) {Seeds for: food, milk – mix with water)
-> Pressed into Extra Virgin Hemp Oil {cooking oil, Get EFA’s/Omegas, moisturizer)
-> Remaining dry meal is ground into high protein and fibre flour (can replace 50% of regular flour mix) {Cooking, gluten-free alternative}
-> Flour then has fibre removed to be made into Protein powder which is 50-60% raw protein. {Better than whey protein –speculation- due to absorption}
There are thousands of other non-food uses for hemp!
Before wool came in we used hemp fibres for everything we just didn't have the technology.
Hemp is SUPERIOR to pine trees and wool!
It takes 20-30 years for Pine Trees to grow VS. 4-12 months for Hemp!
- Hemp (in a 12-14 week cycle) converts 4x more CO2 into oxygen, than trees!
- Forests are being cut down 3x faster than they can grow! Hemp can grow faster and more than 1ce per year.
- One acre of hemp produces as much cellulose fiber pulp as 4.1 acres of trees!!! (Dewey & Merrill. Bulletin #404. U.S. Dept. of Age. 1916)
Meaning, it makes more oxygen (removing more greenhouse gases), is replenished faster than pine trees while still yielding more end product!!!!!!!
Hemp does not require herbicides or pesticides. (no agricultural runoff)
• Hemp can be grown in a wide range of latitudes and altitudes (most place is Aus.)
• Hemp replenishes (‘detoxifies’) soil with nutrients and nitrogen, making it an excellent rotational crop, controlling erosion of topsoil.
• Hemp produces more oil than any other crop, which can be used for food, fuel, lubricants, soaps..
• Hemp can be used for making plastics, including car parts.
• Hemp makes paper more efficiently and ecologically than wood!
• Hemp can be used to make very strong rope & textiles, fiberboard & paint.
• Hemp can produce bio-fuel and ethanol (better than corn).
The Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Reactor 4 in the Ukraine caused severe radioactive contamination in April 1986. Industrial Hemp has been used to remove contaminants from the soils.
This is my collection and knowledge of the benefits from hemp alone.
It is quite evident that HEMP is the most useful plant in this world.
Corporations such as wool, plastic and paper do NOT want this legal as it directly affect their profits.
We need a social change from corporations misleading the public and being counter-productive to our societies if we are to advance as a successful society. This goes for more than just hemp.
Think as a species, not segregated, corrupt nations.

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