Mild and nutty, hemp seeds are super nutritious and they also help to balance hormones. For one thing, they’re loaded with healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids. But hemp seeds are also rich in a special type of omega-6 fatty acid called gamma linolenic acid (GLA). And according to studies, GLA can help to reduce PMS symptoms by reducing a woman’s sensitivity to the hormone, prolactin. So, why not include more of this hormone-balancing food into your diet?
Hemp milk is a great choice if you follow a dairy-free diet. It has a smooth, creamy and nutty flavor that works well in smoothies, lattes, baking recipes, and even weekend pancakes and waffles.
Hemp Heart Seeds
If you like to top your breakfast bowls or yogurt with granola, nuts or chia seeds, you can sprinkle on some hemp heart seeds, too. And with a similar flavor to pine nuts or sunflower seends, they’re also great with a fresh salad, too.
Just one tablespoon of this cold-pressed, unrefined hemp oil delivers 8,000 mg of GLA, making it a girl’s best friend in the kitchen. And since it has a high smoking point, it’s safe to use for sautés, frying and baking, too.