We’re thrilled to be joining forces with hemp-extraordinaires, Grass Roots, to bring you all the best in nutrition and health. Here’s everything you need to know about their heart-healthy products and what they can do for you.
What Grass Roots do
Grass Roots is an emerging brand from the people who brought you EM Wholefoods & Vitahemp. This Brisbane-based team is passionate about sharing superfoods that change the way we manage our health and wellbeing. They believe eating whole, real foods shouldn’t be boring, it should be easy and fun.
“Life is hectic. Eating healthy is hard. And sticking with healthy habits is even harder. But it doesn’t have to be this way.”
Their goal is to make eating healthily as easy as breathing, in a way that is as good for the planet as it is for us. That’s right, their products are sustainable and environmentally friendly. They’re also:
- Aussie made
- Nutrient dense and minimally processed
- Inclusive to vegetarians, gluten-free and dairy-free people.
But don’t worry – their hemp won’t get you high! Hemp seeds and marijuana come from the same plant, but hemp contains negligible levels of the psychoactive compound known as THC.
Hemp seeds are tiny nutritional powerhouses that pack a surprising punch for their size. They’re rich in brain-boosting, heart-healthy fats, including omega 3, and studies have shown that these fats reduce inflammation and improve gut health, along with reducing the risk for metabolic syndrome.
Here are a few of the other benefits:
- Aids weight loss
- Reduces sugar cravings
- Boosts brain function
- Improves heart health
- Reduces inflammation
Hemp is also a quality protein source – packing in all 9 essential amino acids. It owes a quarter of its calories to this nutrient, which is necessary for muscle growth. Consuming high-protein meals has been associated with weight loss and balanced satiety hormones. The result? Feeling fuller for longer and reduced sugar cravings.
If that’s not impressive enough, hemp seeds are also rich in vitamin E, magnesium, iron and potassium. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that they have a delicious taste, described as landing somewhere between pine nuts and sunflower seeds. It’s a nutty, earthy taste that pairs well with salads, soups and even smoothies.
Take a look at their products
Organic Hemp Hearts: Organically grown in France, these hemp seeds are the classic Grass Roots superfood. They’re your one-way ticket to a healthy diet, packing in a good dose of those healthy fats for brain and heart function.
Organic Hemp60 Protein Powder: If you’re working on building muscle, strengthening bone density and improving your blood flow, add some of this tasty powder to your smoothies and milkshakes. It’ll provide those essential omegas, protein and iron to keep you – and your body – going. It’s the perfect partner to your workout, whether it's resistance training, cardio or even body-building.
Hemp Seed Oil: Hemp doesn’t just come in seed form, Grass Roots offer hemp oil too. It’s perfect for salad dressings, drizzling on sourdough bread or adding to your soup. It’s also a more heavily concentrated product, meaning you’ll get more omegas, more protein and more vitamins. Win, win.
Other products: Despite the name, Grass Roots have an extensive product range that expands beyond hemp – including the nutrient-dense chia seeds. They offer healthy fats, protein and make for a delicious chia pudding. Look out for their cacao powder too – rich in fibre, these are ideal for sprinkling over your oatmeal, adding to baked goods or even dropping some in your morning shake. Take a look at their range:
- Organic Hemp Hearts
- Organic Hemp Protein
- Australian Hemp Protein
- Australian Hemp Oil Capsules
- Australian Hemp Oil
- Organic Chia Seeds
- Australian Chia Oil
- Organic Cacao Powder
- Organic Green Leaf Stevia
Head on over to their website to get yourself some of these nutritional powerhouses for your heart, brain and gut health.