When I first wake up in the morning, I know that I will be pretty busy from the moment the sun comes up. On a particularly busy day, I tend to burn the midnight oil, too. With so much on my plate,  I don’t often take the time to feed myself. If you haven’t heard, some people will talk to you about intermittent fasting. Well, then there are others who will recommend you eat within thirty minutes of waking up and have smaller more frequent meals every couple of hours throughout the day. These are two of many other ideologies about eating styles. All I know is I wake up and drink my smoothie just to get something high in vitamins and minerals into my body. Getting started on something positive is better than no start at all, even if I do forget to eat again until much later.

My smoothies include green vegetables, pea or peanut protein power, chia seeds, and flax seeds. As I am always looking for more ways to add cannabis into my life, I decided I would add hemp seeds. This superfood is so rich with benefits. It contains Vitamin E, fiber, can be said to alleviate PMS symptoms, and it also is chocked full of plant protein. If you have been on the fence about adding cannabis to your diet for nutritional purposes, here is a great way to get started. Jolinda Yackett of The Spruce Eats has given us a great list to start with and has included options for breakfasts, main dishes, salads, and even some sauces. 

Hemps seeds are a legal way to obtain the health benefits of cannabis in your body. In preparation for an interview with Kellie Greene of Greene’s Greene’s  she spoke with me about the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) and how the cattle and other animals that humans consumed used to graze on wild cannabis plants. In turn, human beings would consume the animals, providing added fuel for the endocannabinoid system of the human body, which exists whether you use cannabis or not.. That massive bodily system is responsible for “maintaining biological harmony in response to changes in the environment”. Wow! That is mind-blowing. Crystal Raypole of Healthline spells out clearly the variety of functions in our body that are impacted by our ECS, and those include learning and memory, motor control, muscle formation, reproductive system function, and skin and nerve function.

It is this type of information that is so critical to educating the public and our legislators about the benefits of cannabis for the human body. No, it is not required that one smoke cannabis, consume infused edibles, dab, vape, or any of the other things that continue to receive criticism by those who are uninformed. However, if you are into those things and are able to do so responsibly, by all means enjoy! The GC Team will also take an invitation 😉 . Add some hemp seeds into your nutrition plan today. Your body won’t be disappointed.