A lot of people have been labelling hemp as a “superfood” but keep in mind that there is no testing or regulation surrounding this terminology. I can call my 3am drunk pizza a superfood just as legitimately as a hemp-selling company can label their product. That being said, hemp is definitely a healthy addition to your diet.
According to health advocator Dr Sandy Krafchik, hemp seeds have a unique nutritional profile, and are actually a complete food source. "They have a nearly perfect ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 essential fatty acids, which can help prevent heart disease, cancer, and high cholesterol."
Hemp is also a good source of plant-based protein – it’s about 25% protein which is similar to soybeans (which are used to make tofu). It contains amino acids which help your body absorb the nutrients from your food and build muscle, and it’s a good source of fibre which helps digestion.