We are really starting to get into the groove of things with these questions, and I'm loving being able to answer them all for you. This week we have selected the following questions to be featured in our 3 Question Friday (3QF).
1. Carlee asked "Why hemp seed protein is sometimes referred to as a ‘skinny protein'?"
2. Feheni was curious “If I’m using hemp seed oil, do I need to take other supplements to build the immune system?”
3. Darren was wondering, “I am having some digestive issues, will probiotics help me?”
1. Hemp Seed Protein a skinny protein?
What’s a ‘skinny’ protein you may ask? Skinny proteins are usually high in protein and low in sugar and carbohydrates. The name can be a little misleading though as energy balance (energy coming in from foods and energy used through movement) is more important than minimising the often-demonised carbs and sugars.1
2. Taking Hemp Seed Oil alongside other supplements to build the immune system
Hemp seed oil contains omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids that have an important role in a healthy immune system.3
Our immune system requires certain nutrients (e.g. vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc and iron) to thrive. However, for a lot of people supplements for a healthy immune system are not essential and can be usually be obtained through the diet. Eat a well balanced diet that consists mostly of fresh fruits and vegetables, quality protein and whole grains, while minimising processed foods that are often found in the supermarket.
3. Probiotics for Digestive issues
Digestive issues are common and while there may be many reasons for experiencing digestive issues6, probiotics may not be necessary for everyone. One of the simplest ways to support good digestive health is to get adequate fibre in the diet (approx. 30-40g)7.
Fibre is the indigestible parts of plant foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans and legumes8. Our hemp hearts are high in fibre that can assist in promoting a healthy digestive system. If you want to learn more about the gut and how you can improve your gut health check out our latest blog post9.
Congratulations to this week’s winners for asking some great questions! Carlee, Fehini, Darren – I have sent you all an email with your $20 gift card as a reward!
As always feel free to send all questions to me at email@example.com