What Is Hemp Milk And Is It Good For You?

Hemp milk is a plant-based option made when seeds from hemp (Cannabis sativa) plants are combined with water. You can buy commercially available hemp milk or you can make your own. The benefit of making your own is that you don't have to worry about any added sugar or preservatives. Either way, hemp milk is a healthy alternative (via Healthline).

Hemp milk has a lot going for it. For one, it contains more protein than any other plant-based milk. Not only that, but the protein in hemp milk is a complete protein, meaning it contains all of the nine essential amino acids. Your body needs 20 amino acids, of which 11 it can produce. The nine it cannot produce are called essential amino acids, and it is necessary to get them from food, per the Cleveland Clinic. If you have digestive problems, hemp milk might be a good option because it is easy to digest, according to Healthline.

Hemp milk contains healthy fats and other nutrients

Hemp milk has more healthy fats than most plant-based milk formulas. Most of the fat in hemp milk is unsaturated and includes linoleic acid (omega-6 fatty) acid and alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid. These fats can help reduce inflammation, meaning they might offer relief to people suffering from eczema. Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids are good for your brain, and they may reduce the risk of cognitive decline (via Healthline). In addition, they might even improve your immune system, per WebMD

Another beneficial nutrient in hemp milk is arginine, which your body converts to nitric oxide. Nitric oxide may help reduce your risk of high blood pressure and heart disease. Other nutrients found in hemp milk include zinc, phosphorus, calcium, iron, and vitamins A, D, and B12 (via WebMD). While hemp milk is nutritious, it may cause stomachaches and allergies. WebMD suggests checking with your doctor if you have any concerns about adding it to your diet.